'At ETSU in Johnson City, we are a regional institution and we are a smaller suburban city. How do we [artists] function in the larger world especially in this time when our economy, our educational opportunities, so many things are global?'
– Anita DeAngelis
March will feature a unique gathering of visual art professionals, co-sponsored by Mary B. Martin School of the Arts and ETSU's Department of Art & Design. Concluding a series of roundtable discussions with the campus community, a panel of four art professionals from around the country, on the evening of March 2, will discuss what it means to be an artist working at a distance from art hubs such as New York, Chicago, L.A., Berlin or London. The Outer Regions: Public Panel Discussion will feature Emma Balazs, director of Visual Arts at Columbia University; Sarrita Hunn, co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review; Adelheid Mers, Arts Administration and Policy faculty member at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Joey Orr, an Arts & Sciences (doctoral) Fellow at Emory University. ETSU art faculty member Mira Gerard will moderate the discussion."These professionals will bring different perspectives on being a regional artist," DeAngelis says. "There are more benefits directly for ETSU students but we also wanted to have an opportunity for other people to come interact with these four individuals."
The roundtable discussions on the preceding day, for students and faculty, will home in on topics including how technology and social media are creating opportunities and dialogs; how an artist's location affects their output; how innovative institutions are beneficial for artists outside the hubs; and how artists are experimenting with lifestyles in remote locations. The Public Panel Discussion should serve as a summary or overview of the preceding day's discussions and, perhaps, findings, says co-organizer and art faculty member Andrew Scott Ross, and a fitting conclusion to the weekend activities.
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