Connecticut Arts Day 2017
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Connecticut Arts Day 2017

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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts & Connecticut State Capitol

Hartford, CT 06106

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CONNECTICUT ARTS DAY - a day to celebrate and to learn about the successes and aspirations of the arts and cultural sector in Connecticut.



SPECIAL PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE DAY:

Pamela Z - composer/performer and media artist

WAR STORIES: A Veterans Project
A production by Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts

Dissidents, University of Hartford

Modern dance performance by Arien Wilkerson from TNMOT AZTRO

Anne Cubberly and the Night Fall Puppets

Musical performance by the Regional Center for the Arts

Performance Poetry by Ameen Storm Abo-Hamzy

Performance Poetry by Naomi Jones

Dance performance by D'Andrea Knox

Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication's Swing Choir (New London)

Poetry Reading by Connecticut Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilkin

African drumming by Felicia Hurley and Steven Hurley

UCONN Chamber Singers

Musical Performance by Connecticut State Troubadour Kate Callahan

AND MORE! Check back often! More information on performances is added daily!


Remarks by State leaders:

Remarks by Regional and National leaders:


Remarks by Connecticut Arts Day Honorary Chair,
Jock Reynolds, Artist and Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery.


Special Guest Speakers
:

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Founding Directors, Land Art Generator Initiative


Panel Discussions:

  • The Art of Advocacy

  • The Arts And...The Impact of Cross Sector Collaborations


KEYNOTE by
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab

Laura Callanan is the founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, a national collaboration connecting artists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs to create more opportunities for artists to deliver social impact at scale. Laura was appointed Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2014. As Scholar in Residence at UC-Berkeley/Haas School of Business Laura authored three business school case studies featuring artist social entrepreneurs. She was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship and invited as a Visiting Scholar to the American Academy in Rome to continue this work. As a visiting fellow, Laura edited the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s 2015 Community Development Investment Review on the topic of creative placemaking. Laura was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a Senior Adviser at the United Nations Development Programme, Executive Director of The Prospect Hill Foundation, and Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation.




8:30 - 9:30 am
CHECK-IN / LIGHT BREAKFAST
Belding Theater Lobby, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

9:30 am (SHARP!)
MORNING PROGRAM
Belding Theater, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

10:30 am
MARCH TO THE STATE CAPITOL
Attendees will gather outside the Bushnell and walk together to the State Capitol to show their support for the Arts in Connecticut!

11:00 am - 12 noon
PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Panel A: The Art of Advocacy
, hosted by the Connecticut Arts Alliance
Room 310 (3rd floor), State Capitol

Panel B: The Arts And...The Impact of Cross Sector Collaborations
Old Judiciary Room (3rd floor), State Capitol

12:15 - 1:15 pm
LUNCH
Attendees may choose to purchase a boxed lunch or have lunch on their own.

1:30 - 2:15 pm
CONNECTICUT ART STORIES: 6x6 PRESENTATIONS
Fast-paced presentations about exciting and unique arts projects taking place throughout the state given by the people who are making them happen.
Room 310 & Old Judiciary Room (3rd floor), State Capitol

2:30 pm
AFTERNOON PROGRAM WITH KEYNOTE by LAURA CALLANAN, Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab
Tentative: North Lobby of the State Capitol


3:30 pm
ARTS HERO AWARDS
Emcee: Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman
Tentative: North Lobby of the State Capitol
Join us as we honor nine (9) Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary things in, for, or through the arts in our state.


The following individuals will be honored as 2017 Arts Heroes:
Adam Atkins
Wendy Black-Nasta
Aaron Jafferies
Bruce John
Suzanne Kachmar
Lynnette Letsky-Piombo
Dayna Snell
Allison Stockel
Joy Supples

PARKING/SHUTTLES: Public parking options include, but are not limited to:

  • Off-Street Surface Lots - walking distance .1mi – 1mi

  • XL Center Parking Garage - walking distance .5mi

  • Union Train Station - walking distance .6 mi

  • Legislative Office Building Parking Garage - walking distance .5 mi (extremely limited)

  • State Capitol - walking distance .1 mil (extremely limited)

  • For detailed parking locations throughout the City, please visit www.hartford.com/parking/

OR

Ride the CT Arts Day Shuttle!
Park at the Connecticut Convention Center garage for a flat fee of $9 for the entire day. Then hop on a Peter Pan bus for a free shuttle ride to the Bushnell. Shuttles will run continuusly from 8:00 am to 9:15 am. At the end of the day, starting at 3:30 pm, the CT Arts Day shuttle will be at the State Capitol to bring you back to the Connecticut Convention Center.

* if you park at the Convention Center and miss the shuttle, it is a .8 mile walk to the Bushnell.


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