Mentor Artist Welcome Dinner: Building an Artist Community

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Community Tree: What does it mean to be an artist? How can we use art to build community?

We were pleased to see so many familiar faces at our annual Youth in Arts Artist Welcome Dinner, held on October 21. We were able to catch up with friends old and new. We asked ourselves questions like ” Who Am I?”, “How do people see me?”, and “Why is community important?” And “How can we use art to build community?”
Mentor Artists specializing in Theater, Music, Dance, New Media, and Visual Arts worked together to create the Community Tree, illustrating how art and teaching artists can work to build a strong, vibrant, creative community.
We want to offer a special thank-you to Dharma Trading Company for their generous donation of silk paints and fabric: making our beautiful tree possible.

"How can we come together to face our greatest challenges, our biggest questions? Feel, Create, Wonder, Be... Listen, Give, Connect...

The Artist dinner offered Mentor Artists a valuable opportunity to collaborate and share.

Mentor Artists Marty Meade, Louis Chinn, and Sophia Cooper contributing their thoughts to the Community Tree

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