A discussion about the art communities in Houston, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri and Portland, Oregon. Recorded Feb. 19, 2011 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
“Diane Barber, Co-Executive Director/Visual Arts Curator, DiverseWorks Art Space; Kristan Kennedy, Visual Art Curator, PICA; and Raechell Smith, Director/Curator, H&R Block Artspace, discuss the art communities of Houston, TX; Portland, OR; and Kansas City, MO. They will dialogue with ACAC’s Artist Director, Stuart Horodner—talking about the ways in which cities develop their creative class of artists, gallerists, collectors, and patrons. This panel follows on the heels of several ATL conversations about various artists and organizations getting to know each other and collaborating to make our city a more vital place.
Barber and Smith were part of the jury that selected the recipients of the Artadia Grants in San Francisco in 2009, including artists included in the current ACAC exhibition Embodying (James Gobel, Allison Smith, and Richard T Walker).”