Art as Ecosystem: Building Community through Artist-led Transformative Spaces
Sunday, January 24, 2021
A Zoom Conversation with Eric Fischl (The Church), Stephen Petronio (The Petronio Residency Center) and Emily Simoness (SPACE on Ryder Farm)
Moderated by Mary Jane Marcasiano
As multi-dimensional members of the art ecosystem, these three artists have elaborated on or transformed their original artistic careers to include community building. What motivated these art innovators to expand their work to include social issues and community? What were the most significant challenges in envisioning and building their actual physical spaces?