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
Musical Performance by Connecticut State Troubadour Kate Callahan
AND MORE! Check back often! More information on performances is added daily!
Remarks by State leaders:
Representative Matt Ritter, Majority Leader, Connecticut House of Representatives
Representative Themis Klarides, Minority Leader, Connecticut House of Representatives
Representative Toni E. Walker, Connecticut House of Representatives
Representative Caroline Simmons, Connecticut House of Representatives
Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture, Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Fritz Jellinghaus, Chair, Connecticut Arts Council and Connecticut Arts Council Foundation
Amy Wynn, President, Connecticut Arts Alliance
Remarks by Regional and National leaders:
Pam Breaux, Chief Executive Officer, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Cathy Edwards, Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts
Andi Mathis, State & Regional Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts
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
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!)
Belding Theater, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
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 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
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
AFTERNOON PROGRAM WITH KEYNOTE by LAURA CALLANAN, Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab
Tentative: North Lobby of the State Capitol
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:
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/
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.