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Connected and Consequential: Generating New Art Ecologies

Free Conference with 4 sessions
Saturday, November 12, 9am-5pm
Northampton, MA

Session 1: Art at Work; Police, Nurses, Clerks and Politicians.

Artist Marty Pottenger presents Art at Work, an ongoing project that has provided art making to civic employees in Portland Maine. Designed as a national initiative, Art at Work gives municipal governments the powerful resource that comes from direct creative engagement
(9am-11am Smith College Student Center room 103/104)
Session 2: What Difference?

Framing the Work, Making the Case by Nationally known arts policy expert, founder of Animating Democracy, and Belchertown resident, Barbara Schaffer-Bacon. When artists work at the intersection of other fields for positive social outcomes, how do they describe their work to connect with partners, publics, and funders?
(11:15am-12:30pm Smith College Student Center room 103/104)
Session 3: Hybrid Practice;

3 Case Studies in Creative Spatial Engagement. Valley Artists and Designers Joseph Krupcyznski, Lisa DePiano and Young Min Moon present their work. Kathy Couch moderates this session about space, place, people and practice.
(1:30pm-3:30pm Dynamite Space-Thorne’s Marketplace)
Session 4: Hands-On Research Methods in Alt-Mapping.

Geographer and Artist Marie Cieri, of Artists in Context, presents an interactive workshop.
(3:30pm -4:30pm Dynamite Space-Thorne’s Marketplace)

AIC is pleased to partner with Smith College Departments of Art and Theatre, C3, Northampton Arts Council and Valley Art Share to bring you Connected and Consequential: Generating New Art Ecologies.
Visit Valley Art Share ( to see an online art show curated from the VAS archives in conjunction with Connected and Consequential, beginning November 1, 2011

All photographs credit Marty Pottenger


All photographs credit Marty Pottenger