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Friday, October 19 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Arts & Social Commentary

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What is the role of an artist in society? Should you consider (and be held accountable for) potential repercussions that arise as a result of your work?  Is “pretty art” less likely to be viewed as socially relevant? How do you handle misinterpretation of your work? What’s the difference between art that agitates vs. art that advocates?  This session promises to be a lively discussion.

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Jackie deRuyter

I live in Brewster, Massachusetts with my husband and three children. The techniques I use to build my sculptures were born from a process of experimentation and the belief that beauty can be found in discarded materials. Before pursuing my passion for art I earned a PhD in cell biology... Read More →

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Joe Diggs

Visual Artist
My work has always assisted me with life on Micah’s Pond, a beautiful property once owned by my grandfather, then my father, now me.I concentrate on painting and finding the exact color the exact shape to say what I’m trying to say. I allow myself to act as a medium and concentrate... Read More →
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Tim McCarthy

Film Producer
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Alison Weller

Alison Weller Alison’s play Boundless, based on interviews with people in and around the Cape Cod fishing community, recently premiered at Cape Rep Theatre. She has been acting professionally for over 20 years. She is currently teaching a documentary theatre class to undergraduates... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Main Stage