Photos copyright by Peter Clothier
Persistence: Your Most Powerful Creative Tool
A presentation and reading from a new publication, Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad With Commerce.
This session addresses the predicament of creative people of all kinds-artists, writers, actors, musicians, dancers…–in a cultural environment in which success is most often measured in commercial terms, and where it is increasingly difficult for even the most talented to get a hearing. In this context, we’ll be thinking specifically about the benefits for the artist of a disciplined mind and a commitment to practice-how to acquire and develop these qualities, and how to apply them to creating a life in art that will survive the vicissitudes of an art world dominated by market concerns.
A former art school Dean (Otis Art Institute, Loyola Marymount University) and a widely-published art writer, I bring the perspective of long experience and an empathy for the creative passion. You can find out more about me at my website, http://www.peterclothier.com/
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When: 6pm, March 3, 2010
825 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069