Why America Needs a Creative Laureate
Julie Keefe, Portland's first Creative Laureate, will be our luncheon speaker on September 10. Ms. Keefe is a community-based artist with 25 years experience working in a variety of settings and collaborative practices throughout the Northwest. She is the creator of the highly successful Hello Neighbor project, which uses interviews and photographs to introduce children to their neighbors and to each other by creating large scale photograph+text installations, as well as community gatherings and conversations. Her work primarily focuses on creating connection and encouraging conversation on many levels, especially surrounding equity and social justice. In December 2012, Mayor Sam Adams named Ms. Keefe Portland's first Creative Laureate. This position uses the office of the Mayor and the Laureate role as a platform from which to advocate for the arts, creative industries and practice, and the overall cultural health of our city. Ms. Keefe's position allows her to engage citizens in a broad conversation about what role the arts should play in Portland and why the arts and arts education are important to the overall health of the city. You also can learn more about Julie by visiting her Talk-to-Strangers and Hello Neighbor projects on Facebook.
Please join us at our new location, the Willamette Room at The Chart House. Valet parking is included.
Bookings are closed for this event.