Monday, June 09, 2008

Tucson: "Arts Space & Community Design" at Beowulf Alley Theatre

A conversation with Greg Esser - June 12th

The Public Art & Community Design Program of the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) is pleased to present “Arts Space & Community Design” a conversation with Greg Esser, a driving force behind the dynamic Roosevelt Row project in Phoenix.  Join us on Thursday June 12th at 7pm for this timely and significant conversation addressing challenges and real solutions related to live/work space issues faced by our local/Tucson arts community.

“Our local arts community faces real challenges around facilities and space for artists to live and work. We have invited Mr. Esser here to share some of his innovative ideas and solutions with us” say Roberto Bedoya, director of TPAC. “This is an opportunity for our local arts community to build upon their roles as vital partners in our city’s cultural revitalization.” 

Greg Esser is a nationally renowned leader and consultant in the fields of public art & cultural advocacy. He has played a significant role in advancing the arts in economic development and urban revitalization in the downtown Phoenix area. As the Founding Member of Roosevelt Row Mr. Esser collectively advocates for mixed-use urban in-fill redevelopment in downtown Phoenix.  In addition, he has developed permanent exhibition and studio space that has provided opportunities for hundreds of artists.

Mr. Esser is the former Public Art Program Director for the City of Phoenix Percent for Art Program and the former Public Art Manager for Americans for the Arts. He is also the founding member of the artist-run contemporary art collectives 515 and eye lounge and he has served as a Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Join TPAC in welcoming Greg Esser on Thursday June 12th at 7pm at the Beowulf Alley Theatre located at 11 South 6th Avenue in downtown Tucson, between Broadway & Congress. FREE! Seating is limited so arrive early!


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