FRESH TALK on Women Arts and Social Change
How do the Arts and Design Inspire Change?
An OAG FRESH TALK outreach event at MOCA Cleveland on April 12, 2017
The Ohio Advisory Group proudly presented the first FRESH TALK outside of Washington, DC. As the signature programs of NMWA’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, FRESH TALKs convene thought leaders and innovators and engage audiences to highlight the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. The Cleveland conversation featured exceptional women who are reinventing the landscape of Cleveland while taking part in a national and international dialogue about the impact of urban design and public art on lives and economies. Lillian Kuri, Strategic Innovator through Arts and Design and Vice President of the Cleveland Foundation opened the conversation. Joining her were Marika Shioiri Clark, Global Designer for Social Impact and Principal of SOSHL Studio; Jennifer Coleman, Architect and Senior Program Officer for the Arts at the Gund Foundation; Terry Schwarz, Director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Kent State University and Founder of its Shrinking City Institute; and Ann Zoller, Local and National Advocate for revitalizing public spaces and long-time Executive Director of LAND Studio. The program was moderated by Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.