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Nuturing professional black artists is focus of Hattiloo symposium

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
For Ekundayo Bandele, executive/artistic director at Hattiloo Theatre, nurturing a local community of professional black artists is a way of life. For Ekundayo Bandele, executive/artistic director at Hattiloo Theatre, nurturing a local community of professional black artists is a way of life.

On July 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the need for such nurturing will be explored during the Hattiloo Black Arts Symposium at the theatre at 656 Marshall Ave. The free event is sponsored by Hattiloo and Gibson Companies.

The hub of the symposium will be eight panel discussions. Speakers include Rychetta Watkins, Robert Bain, Mel Shaw, Pat Mitchell Woorley, Regina Walker, Joyce Cobb, Richard Lou and many others.

The panels are:

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – High Art & Community Art;

11 a.m.-11:40 a.m. – The Importance of Art in a Multicultural Community;

11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Art & Faith;

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. – Non-profit or For-Profit;

2:25 p.m.-3:05 p.m. – Resources Available to Artists;

3:15 p.m.-3:40 p.m. – The Black Arts: Economic Fuel;

3:50 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Black Arts & Higher Education;

4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. – Ideas to Nurture Growth in the Black Arts.

The Hattiloo Theatre is one block from Sun Studio, in the vicinity of Southwest Community College.

To reserve space for the symposium, call 901-502-3486 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information, contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ., or visit www.hattilootheatre.org.

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