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Winter Buzz Breakfast: Selecting Public Art and Monuments with Paul Farber

February 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:45 am

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Paul Farber
Paul Farber

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series, hosted by Leadership Asheville and the Asheville Area Arts Council, continues at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, with a discussion of issues involved in selecting public art and monuments, featuring Paul Farber, artistic director and co-founder of Monument Lab, and senior research scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania. This online event is free and open to everyone with pre-registration here.

The 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series focuses on Equity in Creative Placemaking. This approach uses arts strategies to involve those that live, work, and play in a community and give them a voice in the urban design process. This four-part series will include presentations from national recognized experts followed by Q&A moderated by Darin Waters, special assistant to the chancellor at UNC Asheville and executive producer of The Waters and Harvey Show, and Aisha Adams, founder and executive producer of The Asheville View.

Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville, engages participants in collaborative community leadership projects, providing personal leadership development and community education and orientation. Many of Asheville’s civic and business leaders are Leadership Asheville alumni. Leadership Asheville’s 39th annual program will celebrate its new graduates in May.

For more information, visit leadershipasheville.unca.edu.

2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast Events

Jan. 27 – Removal of Confederate Monuments with Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, and author of In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Feb. 18 – Selecting Public Art and Monuments with Paul Farber, artistic director and co-founder of Monument Lab, and senior research scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania

March 18 – Equitable Creative Placemaking with Maria R. Jackson, institute professor at the Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

April 15 – Local Public Art Initiatives Panel Discussion

  • Katie Cornell, executive director, Asheville Area Arts Council
  • Stephanie Monson Dahl, strategic development program director, City of Asheville
  • Cortina Caldwell, adé Project Founder
  • Sekou Coleman, executive director, Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community

Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Winter Buzz Breakfast series is The Van Winkle Law Firm. Additional funding for this series was provided by Explore Asheville and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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February 18
8:30 am - 10:45 am


Leadership Asheville