The Artist as a Servant Leader
A conversation with Jessica Moss
BOOM Forum Volume II

BOOM Forum Vol. 2
Saturday, May 16, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Live on Zoom (pre-registration required)

“…my responsibility as an artist is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the roof-tops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specifics of our historic moment.”

– Carrie Mae Weems

We live at a time when the saying “we live in interesting times” sounds like a gross understatement. Even outside of the uniquely extraordinary period we are currently in, this is a time of societal change at a global level. And as in all historic periods of great transformation, the arts embody and often predict the directions of such change. So what do we see happening in the art world now? What is the role of the artist in this world in flux?

Artist/curator/entrepreneur Jessica Moss is in a unique position to talk about the new and ever evolving role of the artist in society. Through the very wide range of her work – from involvement in Theaster Gate’s Rebuild Foundation in Chicago to The Roll Up CLT, the artist in residency program she founded in Charlotte – she has been plugged into several remarkable community-centered arts initiatives locally and nationally.

Join us via Zoom this Saturday at 4:00 for a short presentation by Jessica Moss on her recent work and philosophy. It will be followed by a conversation with Manoj Kesavan (Founder/Exec. Director of BOOM) and an open forum.
Come ready to listen, learn and engage!

This will be a free interactive Zoom event with limited attendance: please sign up soon via Eventbrite and we will send you the link to join in. Keep in mind that Zoom will automatically cut off admission once it reaches capacity, so please make sure that you are there before 4:00. The “doors open” at 3:50pm.