February 24-28, 2020!
Back To Schedule
Thursday, February 27 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
How to Balance Making a Living with Making a Difference LIMITED

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Limited Capacity seats available

Art can speak volumes. Art has a unique place in politics, addressing controversial topics and sometimes hitting a nerve. Hear from artists who are actively working on social justice, conveying hot topics and making a statement through their art. Through their experiences in film, cartooning and music our speakers will share how they approach these more controversial projects, challenges and thoughts around balancing their careers while changing their communities and minds.

Hear from talented panelists: Ward Sutton, political cartoonist; Shari Due, independent documentary filmmaker; Sydney Parks Smith, actor and director; and Thomas "Detour" Evans, artist. 

avatar for Thomas “Detour” Evans

Thomas “Detour” Evans

Thomas Evans, a.k.a. Detour, is an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. His focus is to create work where art and innovation meet. A born collaborator and “military brat,” Detour... Read More →
avatar for Ward Sutton

Ward Sutton

Cartoonist/Illustrator, Sutton Impact Studio
Ward Sutton is a Freelance Cartoonist and Illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, MAD Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ and many more. In 2018, he won the prestigious Herblock Prize for his Editorial cartoons, which appear regularly in The Boston Globe... Read More →
avatar for Sydney Parks Smith

Sydney Parks Smith

Producing Artistic Director, OpenStage Theatre & Company
SYDNEY PARKS SMITH has worked with OpenStage Theatre since 1997 and serves as Producing Artistic Director for the Company. She received the 2019 OpenStage OPUS Award for Outstanding Director for Avenue Q; the OPUS for Outstanding Actress for her role as M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm MST
Block 1