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Monday, July 2 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Community and the Arts: All Art Is Local
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Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates is founder and president of the Rebuild Foundation and director of arts program development at the University of Chicago. He is an artist, musician, and “cultural planner.” In his performances, installations, and urban interventions, Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions. Gates’s training as an urban planner and sculptor, and his subsequent time spent in Japan studying clay, has... Read More →
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Damian Woetzel

Damian Woetzel is the director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program. A former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Woetzel is also the artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival, the founding director of the Jerome Robbins Foundation’s New Essential Works Program, and he works with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Connect Program in the New York City public schools. He is active as a director and producer, and among his... Read More →
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Laura Zabel

Laura Zabel is executive director of Springboard for the Arts, an economic development organization for artists in the upper Midwest and beyond. One of Springboard’s newest initiatives is Community Supported Art, which connects artists directly with patrons through a three-month farm-share program, and has been replicated in over 30 communities nationwide. In 2010, Zabel was named one of Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 40... Read More →

Monday July 2, 2012 10:30am - 11:40am
Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room