Verge Artists’ Salon

Wednesday, Aug 16th

Join us at Verge every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Art discourse is an important part of the cultural community, sharing a space to vocalize ideas and challenging oneself to go beyond self imposed barriers gives the potential for growth in practice and in connection to other artists.

This Month’s Topic (suggested topic from salon member, Bridgétt Rangel-Rexford): 

The artist as Artist

Description: In a world that often undervalues the profound impact of art, some artists may question, and even struggle to embrace, the identity of “Artist”. In this salon, we will discuss the essence of artistic identity, its varied social interpretations, and the self-perception of those persons who proclaim themselves artists.

Sure I Do Creative Work But I’m No Artist

Art is the Social Condition: A Proposal for the Marriage of Art and Sociology

An Illustrated Guide to Arthur Danto’s The End of Art

Artist Interviews:
Self Identity as an Artist

This is a FREE event that reoccurs every 3rd Wednesday of the month here at Verge Center for the Arts.

Light refreshments will be provided.

These monthly art salons will be co-hosted by Michael LaHood and Jillian Bruschera.

Co-Hosts Biographies:

California native, Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-activist, who creates works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. As founder and proprietor of The Mobile Mill, she travels teaching the art of hand papermaking. She holds BAs in Studio Art and Visual Communications from Loyola University Chicago and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Book and Paper Arts.

Michael LaHood is an interdisciplinary artist whose inquiry focuses on how we interact as individuals, and how those granular interactions accrue and take on life of their own. Fire, biorhythms, interactivity, and the nature of epiphanies are a few topical probes for him in that pursuit. He has a BA in Human Biology and an MA in Media Studies from Stanford University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago.

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