September 10th, 2013

Tepper, Outlaw, & Louden discuss Creating & Sustaining a Creative Life

Wednesday, September 18th

1-3pm, reception follows

What does it mean to be successful as an artist? What economic and cultural trends shape artistic careers? Is there a new role for the artist in our communities?

Explore these questions with living, local artists, both aspiring and established, as we discuss the new book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University.  Editor Sharon Louden’s collected stories of artists charting their paths into creative and sustainable lives and will be present to discuss and sign her work. Steven J. Tepper, Associate Director of the Curb Center, will present an overview of national research on artistic careers and creative work. And Adrienne Outlaw, socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist who also writes, curates, and runs programs for other artists will offer her insight as one of the 40 working artists who contributed to this much-needed collection.

Admission is free and open to the public. Free event parking available in lot 82 off 18th Avenue, just across the street from the Curb Center–click here for map.

For more information contact Heather.L.Rippetoe@Vanderbilt.Edu.



Jointly presented by:

The Department of Art, Vanderbilt University

The Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy


The Frist Center for the Visual Arts


The Metro Nashville Arts Commission


The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project



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