Monday, March 12, 2012

How an artist can change the world!


JOHN  DAVIS 
 
‘Art and Economic Development in Rural Towns’

(How an artist can change the world! Artist residencies, art outreach, sculpture parks in rural environment, philosophy, community involvement)

We are extremely fortunate that Davis will be visiting us here at Alfred on his way back from a gig at Harvard!  Please join us in welcoming him at his presentation this Thursday evening.

Thurs 15th March 6.30 pm

Room C, Binns Mirrel Hall, NYSCC, Alfred, NY.

John Davis has dedicated his career to working in small town arts and community development, and is a nationally recognized leader on rural arts issues. Mr. Davis is an artist, philosopher, strategist and national speaker on rural arts issues and creativity, and is also an award winning visionary. His work has been featured on National Public Radio; broadcast on C-Span, and also featured in Corporate report Magazine, USA Today Magazine, The New York Times, and on the NBC Today Show.

Davis is the founder of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, the Great American Think-Off and the Kids Philosophy Slam. His work has resulted in the town of New York Mills twice being named one of the top 100 art towns in America, and New York Mills has been recognized as a national model for rural economic development in the arts.

Mr. Davis currently serves as the Executive Director of the Lanesboro Arts Center and National Kids Philosophy Slam. Davis resides in Lanesboro, Minnesota.




More About John Davis:  http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2011/03/john-davis-prompts-small-towns-ponder-big-questions-and-accomplish-big-thing