MINUS SPACE hosts Living and Sustaining a Creative Life – Panel Discussion & Book Signing, Friday, November 8, 6-8pm

Sharon Louden, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY



Kate Shepherd, Ellen Harvey, David Humphrey, Brian Tolle

Sharon Louden

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013, 6-8pm
* Panel Discussion at 6pm
* Book Signing & Reception at 7pm

111 Front Street, Suite 226, Brooklyn, NY 11201
DUMBO | Between Washington + Adams
A/C to High Street | F to York Street



Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists
Edited by Sharon Louden
Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

In this day and age, as art has become more and more of a commodity, many students graduating from art school believe that they will immediately make a living as an artist by obtaining gallery representation. One of the goals of this book is to dispel the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist. This collection of essays is intended to show the reality of how artists — from the unknown to the established — juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. They share with us in their own words how they are creative inside and outside the studio, both on a day-to-day basis and over the long haul.

Making art and participating in the art world over a lifetime is a challenge, and artists can all learn from each other along the way. Sharon Louden is proud and honored to bring these heartfelt stories to the larger public.

The book includes a forward by Carter Foster, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a conclusion by Ed Winkleman, of Winkleman Gallery, and Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

The following artists contributed essays to this book:

Julie Blackmon, Sharon Butler, Amanda Church, Maureen Connor, Will Cotton, Blane de St. Croix, Jennifer Dalton, Karin Davie, Jay Davis, Peter Drake, Carson Fox, Michelle Grabner, The Art Guys, Erik Hanson, Ellen Harvey, Julie Heffernan, Laurie Hogin, David Humphrey, Tony Ingrisano, Thomas Kilpper, Richard Klein, Julie Langsam, Annette Lawrence, Beth Lipman, Jenny Marketou, Sean Mellyn, Maggie Michael, Peter Newman, Tim Nolan, Brian Novatny, Adrienne Outlaw, Amy Pleasant, Melissa Potter, Justin Quinn, Kate Shepherd, Dan Steinhilber, George Stoll, Austin Thomas, Brian Tolle, and Michael Waugh.

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