Time & Place: A Conversation About Art, History and Community
January 27, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Reception to follow
The Lyceum 201 S. Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Presentations and Discussions With:
Franklin Vagnone Principal - Twisted Preservation Consulting & Domestic archeo-anthropologist
Lauren F. Adams Artist and professor of art at Maryland Institute College of Art
Heather Rounds & Teddy Johnson Founders and curators, The Rotating History Project
How can artists engage new audiences and enrich the visitor experience at historic sites? How have historic sites paired compelling historical narratives with dynamic contemporary art? How do artists collaborate with historians, research sites and archives to create new work? How can artists contribute to the conversation about the role of a city’s past in its future?
Join the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and Office of Historic Alexandria for a presentation and discussion with experts in the field of public art, history and historic house programming about how contemporary art projects have enlivened and invigorated house museums and historic sites.
Franklin Vagnone will present a broad range of
contemporary art happenings that took place in historic house museums and
sites. He will share his experiences as a funder, organizational executive
director, curator, and creator of such projects, with a focus on how they have
attracted new audiences, built bridges in the community, and enriched visitor
Lauren F. Adams will share her artworks that
have been created within the context of site-specific histories: At a National
Trust house museum in England, at the Clermont Farms in Virginia, and at the
Hanes House at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC.
She will also discuss how the museum and city can act as an archival trove for
critical artistic query and play.
Rounds and Teddy Johnson will discuss their experiences curating and organizing
Clermont Forum II at Clermont Farms in Berryville, Virginia. Using Clermont as
a case study, they will discuss methods for collaborating with and fostering
relations between curators, artists, the stakeholders involved with historic
sites and the broader communities that surround and visit such sites.
The Alexandria Collaborators (ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria Regional Council for the United Way of the National Capital Area and the City of Alexandria) periodically host organizational capacity-building workshops. The FREE workshops for local non-profit organizations and artists, but require advance registrations.
Data + Storytelling = Impact
Scott, PhD, Brighter Strategies
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
and light breakfast
9 am – 11:00
Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
your nonprofit able to show and quantify the impact of your organization’s work?
you mining the right data so you can better deliver your services to those most
you have the right data management system in place?
you able to tell your organization’s story with the data that you have
Join us for an
interactive discussion that will cover the following topics:
what data to track;
the difference between program quality and program impact measure;
ways to collaborate with others;
a story with your data that inspires funders;
narrowing what you need to track when you have limited resources.
is FREE, however
reservations are required. Please register on Eventbrite: http://datastorytelling.eventbrite.com
Click here for a program flyer.
If you have questions, please call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.
*In case of inclement weather, this workshop will follow the City of
Alexandria weather policies.
Brighter Strategies in partnership with the Alexandria Collaborators (ACT for Alexandria,
Alexandria Regional Council for the United Way of the National Capital Area and
the City of Alexandria)