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When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate

"Best Combination of Filter and Good Taste," Jane Richlovksy.

Event Description

Portrayals of artists as moody, solitary, eccentric, flighty, and impoverished abound in popular culture—a familiar stereotype that traces its roots to the 1500’s. In the 19th century, the image of bohemian artists serially evicted from drafty Parisian garrets became even more popular and inspired the opera La Boheme, which begat countless other adaptations.
Today, neighborhoods, cities, and towns experiencing rapid economic growth find themselves facing the displacement of the artists and cultural institutions that helped spur the community’s growth in the first place. But along with this struggle has come the age-old tortured artist character and drafty-garret narrative. Artist Jane Richlovsky was once slated to become a victim of the proverbial wrecking ball. In this talk, she tells her own story of upending the myth, using it as a catalyst for a discussion how artists and their communities might write a new story together.

  • When
  • September 16, 2017
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • Museum of Northwest Art
    121 S. First Street La Conner, WA 98257 United States
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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