Grist for the Mill: Contemporary Visual Art - October 13, 2017




GRIST FOR THE MILL: CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART 

Friday October 13 // 6:30pm cocktails*; 8pm event (7:30 doors) 
West End Event Space // Eastworks in Easthampton, MA

Our upcoming installment of Grist for the Mill, in partnership with MASS MoCA, will focus on contemporary visual art and will feature:

Joan Young
Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Guggenheim Museum

Tom Friedman
Internationally recognized conceptual artist

Kambui Olujimi
Interdisciplinary artist, exhibiting at MASS MoCA

Moderated by Eva Fierst
Curator at the UMASS Museum of Contemporary Art

Discussions will focus on the evolving work and identity of Artist and Art Institution, both internally and externally, and also in response to our complex, evolving environment - be it socially, culturally, or politically. In essence, what are the issues and questions that both artists and curators are responding to with consideration to our changing social climate – and how does this influence and inform the crafting of one’s work and exhibitions?
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Grist for the Mill is an ongoing salon speaker series, featuring culturally relevant discussions between contemporary thought-makers on a public stage, creating a dynamic platform that brings together a diversity of ideas, experiences, and new possibilities. It’s an opportunity to engage with distinguished guests for an intimate discussion that welcomes and elevates the intricacies and complexities of contemporary art and culture. Grist for the Mill was launched in April 2017 by Easthampton City Arts in Easthampton, MA and featured Michael Musto of the Village Voice & Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of PAPER Magazine, with a discussion that explored the role of writers and artists in times of cultural and political shift.

EASTHAMPTON CITY ARTS is a city organization that creates positive, innovative, and accessible arts programming and cultural events to generate and increase opportunities for artists and the local economy. Easthampton City Arts is located in Easthampton, MA.
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MANY THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:

EASTWORKS
GALAXY
SONELAB
EASTHAMPTON MEDIA
WHMP
THE BOTANISTE
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For inquiries and more information: www.easthamptoncityarts.com // arts@easthampton.org