LIVING AND SUSTAINING A CREATIVE LIFE

LIVING AND SUSTAINING A CREATIVE LIFE

 Sharon Louden, artist and educator.

Sharon Louden, artist and educator.

Western Neon School of Art is excited about the opportunity to host artist Sharon Louden on her conversation tour, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Join us Friday April 6 at 7pm for a panel discussion with Sharon as well as local Seattle artists Robert Yoder, Margie Livingston, and WNSA’s own Dylan Neuwirth.

Sharon received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went on to graduate with her MFA from Yale University School of Art. In addition to being an artist, Sharon is an educator, advocate for artists, and the editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life trilogy of books. This panel discussion will cover topics such as what it is to be an artist in a contemporary society and the role artists play in the outside world as agents of change.

  Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden at a panel discussion in New York.

 Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden at a panel discussion in New York.

After the wild success of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Workings Artists, Sharon went on to edit another book titled The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, the second book in the trilogy. This book is comprised of essays by forty outstanding visual artists who describe how they extend their creative practices outside of their studios. Essay contributors include Andrea Zittel, Robert Yoder, and William Powhida, with additional contributors such as editor-in-chief and co-founder of online arts magazine Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian. In addition to this trilogy, Sharon is the senior editor of the upcoming ten book installation, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Series.


Sharon can be found on her website, sharonlouden.com, Instagram, and Twitter. Information about the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life can be found at livesustain.org.

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