Tuesday, December 17 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is proud to host Greg Burris, Springfield City Manager, as the next speaker in the SRAC’s second season of Speaking of the Arts (SOTA), a professional development series for artists and arts organizations in Southwest Missouri. Burris will present “For the Love of Cities: The Role of the Arts in Building Communities” on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:30pm at The Creamery Arts Center.
The presentation is inspired by “For the Love of Cities,” a book by Peter Kageyama highlighting the qualities of lovable cities and the emotional connections that individuals develop with certain places. Burris will discuss how the arts, including visual, performance, and public art, play a significant role in creating lovable cities and building vibrant communities. His sixty-minute presentation will be followed by a thirty-minute discussion with the audience.
“For the love of Cities: The Role of the Arts in Building Communities” and all other SOTA workshops are free of charge to SRAC members. Non-members are encouraged to pay $10 per workshop or consider joining SRAC for only $25 per year.
All SOTA workshops are held in the Thomas W. Finnie Board Room of The Creamery Arts Center, located at 411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cramer, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417-862-2787 or by e-mail at Stephanie@SpringfieldArts.org. You may also log on to www.SpringfieldArts.org.