Making art, and making a living

Bellows Falls artist to discuss balance in third artist potluck/forum

BELLOWS FALLS — How does one make a living, stay creative, and have a career in the arts? What effect does commercial success have on artistic growth? What are the assets and challenges of working as an artist in Windham County?

These are some of the questions to be explored at the fourth public artist potluck and forum to be hosted by Brattleboro-West Arts, the Arts Council of Windham County, and the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP).

The forum will take place Sunday, March 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Windham Antique Center, 5 the Square, Bellows Falls.

Painter and arts entrepreneur Charlie Hunter will share his story as a successful area artist. Included in the discussion will be his observations and opinions about how to strike the balance between making money and making art while maintaining artistic integrity.

A discussion will follow the presentation.

Artists and anyone else interested in the topic are invited to bring food for a potluck starting at 5:30. The program and discussion will begin at 6:30. Donations will be accepted to help pay for expenses.

Arts Council of Windham County has worked to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in the area for 35 years.

The Rockingham Museum and Arts Project, centered in Bellows Falls, focuses on integrating artists and the arts into community revitalization and long-term sustainability. RAMP has a particular interest in the challenges rural communities face throughout Vermont, the Northeast, and nationally.

For more information, contact Doug Cox at [email protected] or 802-257-1024.

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