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Online | Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00-11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Dread Running

Virtual event

Please note that this event has been moved onto Zoom. Catherine Smith’s series, Dread Running: Memorial to Lost Dogs, investigates humanity’s relationship to the animal world, establishes a place to mourn and pay tribute to countless unnamed shelter dogs. For this panel discussion, the artist will be joined by veterinarian and author Dr. Karen Fine, and Kristin Mullins, Executive Director of the Worcester Animal Rescue League, in a conversation about the artwork, its connections to their work in animal clinics, shelters, and with pet owners, and hard truths about humanity's relationship to animals. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and an honoring of our animal companions.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Artist Statement with Toby Sisson

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

This workshop, led by artist and professor Toby Sisson, addresses an important part of every artist’s practice: writing a successful artist statement. Together, we will examine compelling statements from a range of artists and explore what makes them effective. Through a series of guided exercises, you will learn how to develop your own statement. This method is meant to provide you with the beginnings of a new draft and the tools to refine subsequent statements as your work evolves.

This workshop is free and limited to the first 12 ArtsWorcester members who register and meet the requirements below. A waitlist will be held.