THE POWER OF ARTISTS AS FIRST-RESPONDERS TOWARD HEALING AND RENEWAL IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Artists have always played the powerful role in society as “first-responders” in times of crisis, as visionaries who help us to see ways to heal, rethink, and restore ourselves. Artists have long addressed traumas of our torn social fabric, of personal and societal violence, not only by making our hopes visible, but also by providing insights into ways to engage socially, politically, and spiritually that offer creative processes and model new approaches. This panel will bring together some of the regions’ most innovative and respected artists, whose works and voices are shining examples of creative problem-solving, of critique and renovation, as culture intersects with social urgency and renewal.
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