The 2012 Lyceum Finale
Monday July 9th at 7:00 pm, The Elkins Estate.
Three artists need help . . .
Charlotte Ford, Seth Bauer and Lee Ann Etzold
Three advocates - Cary Mazer, Thadddeus Squire and Kate Foster-Wallace - make the case for their support.
The audience - you - decides: will these three artists get the support they seek? And how?
Every audience member who arrives is given "$50,000" in fake money. That is their "budget for an entire year" - to cover all their expenses.
7:00 - 7:15. Introductions, ground rules, questions from audience, panel and artists. Benjamin Lloyd is MC and moderator for the evening.
7:15 - 7:45. Three presentations, ten minutes per panelist/artist.
7:45 - 8:00. Questions from audience, moderated by Benjamin Lloyd.
8:00 - 8:15. Audience supports, or not, the artist(s). Each audience member will be allowed to give to, purchase services from, or financially support in some other way one or more artist. White Pines staff will collect and collate this support.
8:15 - 8:30. Donations and receipts are counted. Results announced. Again, the panelist's goal is have all their artist's expenses met for one year. Whether that means an additional $40,000 or some other calculation is up to the artist and their advocate.
8:30 - 9:00. Discussion.
Please come! The "fate" of three artists is in your hands!
When & Where
White Pines Productions
White Pines is dedicated to creating a place where community members and artists come together to make new work in the performing arts, classes for young and old, and to explore new economic models for creating art and supporting artists.
Statement of Principles
Creativity is a gift: we seek to offer what we make as an exchange of gifts and not a sale of commodities. Simultaneously, we seek to fully support the artists creating for and through us.
Open access: we believe in absolutely open access to art for all people, regardless of their personal economic circumstances.
Continuing revelation: we are a flexible and evolving production company, able to change and develop as our membership expands and our artistic ensemble grows. Therefore, we are not
bound to a rigid aesthetic mission, but rather remain open to the leadings of our artists and membership. We enjoy living in the questions.
- Transformation: we believe that artistic creativity is a spiritual act, invigorating that which is best in human beings. We believe that everyone has the potential to be creative; and therefore, we believe that creativity has the potential to transform lives, and repair the world.