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Bright Hill Hosts Artist Lonnie Potter

Written By Editor on 2/26/18 | 2/26/18

Treadwell, NY - On Saturday, February 24,  at 2 pm, Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills will be host an art talk by visual artist, Lonnie Potter.

Writers, readers, and art enthusiasts are invited to join us at 2 pm for a discussion on how the arts support both our ability to get and grow knowledge, and how the arts shape and improve the world around us - how they help us to ask better questions, make changes in our day-to-day lives, and choose more wisely.

We'll also explore how the arts promote positive human characteristics - virtues like courage, humaneness, justice, and selflessness that allow us to grow as individuals, partners, groups, and members of our species and our universe.

Potter's talk will explore why the arts have been and will continue to be essential to human evolution and to the consciousness that makes us human. Discussions aim to find out why the arts help human beings get better at being human.
As a rural child, suburban teen, and urban adult, Lonnie Potter has made bodies of work in a variety of arts including music, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, and poetry. He lived in Taipei, Taiwan for four years before returning to the U.S. to get his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. He was a fellow at Ox-Bow School of the Arts in 2004 and, with a Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, an Ox-Bow artist-in-residence in 2012. Recent two-person shows include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2012 and Project Project, Omaha, Nebraska in 2015. Lonnie had two residencies at Alternative Spacetime, Chicago, in 2015 and 2016, for visual arts and for writing. Half of Lonnie's arts practice is devoted to researching and writing about the evolutionary function of the arts; he will be a guest lecturer on this subject at Project Project in March 2018. He lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska.
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