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(K)NOW: ARTISTS & the Production of New Knowledge, Now

Sharon Louden  |  Living and Sustaining a Creative Life in a Town Square Gathering

Thursday, May 28, 2015  |  6:30 – 8 pm  |  FREE

Rochester Art Center welcomes prominent artist Sharon Louden as part of our (K)NOW series. As a producer of culture—working across disciplines with some of the most innovative creative artists and thinkers—Louden has impacted the way we imagine and appreciate artists and how we think about their attainment of a well-lived life. Louden shares her insights into years of working with and talking to artists about sustaining their artistic practice. Ranging from the day-to-day to the big picture, Louden’s work shows possibilities through stories, experiences, and good-will that are informative and inspiring.

Join us as Louden presents her book Living And Sustaining A Creative Life in a town square community gathering.

Sharon Louden is a full-time practicing, professional artist living in Minneapolis since 2014, having relocated after living and working in New York for 25 years. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Louden is the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press in 2013, now on its 5th printing and has been #1 on’s Bestseller List of Business Art References. She is working on a second book for release in 2016.

(K)NOW launched in 2013 and presents artists as generators of new knowledge—artists who are leading innovators, thinkers, and provocateurs in their field and thus have significantly shaped and influenced contemporary art discourse.

(K)NOW is funded by Brian Austin & John Knudsen.