The public is invited to a panel discussion on the challenges and successes of creative placemaking featuring special guest Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Ballroom A at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Admission is free.
“Simply put, ‘creative placemaking’ is the ways in which communities use the arts to help shape their social, physical, and economic characters—cities and towns literally change when you bring artists to the center of them,” stated Mr. Landesman.
The panel will be facilitated by Ann Coulter of A. Coulter Consulting. In addition to Mr. Landesman, other panelists include Eric Meyers, AIA, Architect, Elemi Architects; Sarah Morgan, Program Officer, Lyndhurst Foundation; Mike Fowler, AIA, LEED AP, Ross/Fowler Architects, Landscape Architects, Knoxville; and Larry Zehnder, Administrator, Chattanooga Parks and Recreation.
A reception with a cash bar hosted by Allied Arts and the Arts Education Partnership will follow the panel discussion.
The creative placemaking panel discussion is presented by Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, Public Art Chattanooga, the city of Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation and the Arts Education Partnership. For more information, call Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, 756-2787.
Mr. Landesman will be a keynote speaker for the 2012 Arts Education Partnership Forum Sept. 13-14 at The Chattanoogan. The general public is invited to join education and arts leaders for the Forum which has the theme Arts Learning without Borders. The Forum, which coincides with National Arts in Education Week, will explore arts-centered solutions that are helping America’s young people achieve and school communities thrive. A $150 single day registration is available during the conference. Visit www.aep-arts.org for more information.