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Friday, June 29, 2012

Do It Together: Aaron Stovall Talks About This Weekend's SLAP Conference and Current -- Preview the Mixtape Here

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SLAP 2012 Schedule (from the Event Page)

Friday, June 29

6:00 PM l Check-in and Registration

6:30 - 8:00 PM l Loving The Lou

A campaign created to bring attention to and highlight art spaces, creative projects, and events that celebrate the city and people of St. Louis. For one night only, Loving the Lou will bring together individuals and groups to share about their non-traditional spaces, projects or events with attendees. In partnership with Chautauqua Art Labs, this event is part of a larger effort to create a living history, community map, and archive of these types of spaces and events in the St Louis community.

Participants include: Open/Closed Conference, Artica, St. Louis Fringe Festival, Pig Slop, Improv Anywhere, Farfetched, ________ Space and Swing Group

8:00 - 9:00 PM l Keynote Speaker Address by David Wilson, co-founder of True/False Film Fest

Saturday, June 30

11:00 - 12:00 PM l Check-in and Registration

12:00 - 12:15 PM l Welcome and Introduction

12:15 - 1:30 PM l Creative Community Engagement

A look at how individuals and groups actively contribute to the social and cultural fabric of St. Louis through innovative community engagement practices. This will be a convening of a broad range of panelists discussing their own explorations of the work they are doing within communities and local institutions. The conversation will reflect upon the social relevance of art, and how it can be used as a tool for social inclusion and cohesion, cultural community building and civic engagement.

Moderator: Claire Wolff (St. Louis Art Works)

Panelists: Lisa Harper Chang (Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts); Nicole Hollway (St. Louis for the Love, St. Louis Beacon); Bob Hansman (City Faces, Washington University); Jenny Murphy (Perennial); Dail Chambers (GYA)

1:45 - 3:00 PM l Beyond Space: Now and Tomorrow

The city's future and landscape is constantly being developed, reclaimed and transformed by artists, preservationists and builders brick by brick. The deep, and often complicated, connection between St. Louis' urban spaces and those working to change them will be examined with particular interest as to the short and long term affects on St. Louis and it's citizens.

Moderator: Emily Hemeyer (SPORE Projects, St. Louis Arts Project)

Panelists: Dayna Kris (Rebuild Foundation); Jasmin Abre (Creative Exchange Labs); Randy Vines (STL STyLe); Dana Turkovic and Daniel McGrath (Isolation Room, Gallery Kit)

3:15 - 4:30 l Art, Creativity, and Value

An investigation into the relationship between St. Louis art, creative energy and value from an institutional to grassroots level. The conversation will focus on three questions: How do we value the diverse art and creative energy in the city? What differences in value exist amongst art and creative energy? How is the value of art and creative energy demonstrated and reinforced? This panel discussion will explore how context and perception determine value and the affects it has on the city and it's smaller communities.

Moderator: Brigid Flynn (St. Louis Art Museum)

Panelists: Jen Carter (Aisle 1 Gallery); Galen Gondolfi (fort gondo); Meredith McKinley (VIA Partnership, Critical Mass)

4:45 - 5:45 PM l Open Discussion

Kaveh Razani and Stan Chisholm (18andCounting) of Lane 4 will lead an open discussion on the issues and challenges that face artists, community builders and audiences in St. Louis. Please come prepared to participate in the discussion.

6:00 - 7:15 PM I Information Expo

The Resource Fair will connect conference attendees with art organizations that offer volunteer opportunities, continuing arts education and developmental resources.

Participants include: GYA, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants, KDHX, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis' Artists Guild, Upcycle Exchange, PIECRUST, CAMP, Arch City Radio, Creative Exchange Labs, ME/TO/YOU, Morse Group, and Art Dimensions

7:30 - 10:30 PM I Current

Ten of St. Louis' premiere electronic musicians will converge in for a night of discussion and performance. For the first hour, attendees are invited to talk with musicians one-on-one and get to know more about their work, gear, technical knowledge, inspiration, style etc. At 8:00 PM, all participants will perform dynamic, collaborative pieces that will showcase today's musical skill and innovation in a city known for its vibrant musical tradition.

Musicians include: Eric Hall, Syna So Pro, Black James, Lamar Harris, Thelonius Kryptonite, Ra Cailum, 18andCounting, Loose Screwz, and members of So Many Dynamos

Sunday, July 1

11:00 - 12:00 PM l Check-In and Registration

12:00 - 2:00 PM l Artist Talks

A diverse range of St. Louis based artists will speak about their work and artistic process followed by a question and answer segment with the audience.

Artists include: Keith Bucholtz, BJ Voght, Stan Chisholm (18andCounting), Carlie Trosclair, and Tate Foley

2:15 - 3:30 PM l Open Forum and Closing Reflections

Attendees will submit areas of inquiry prompted by the conference that they would like to explore further in a group environment. Small groups will gather to discuss these areas of inquiry and allow fellow attendees the opportunity to connect with one another. This will be followed by an open discussion that will reflect on concepts and themes of the conference, as well as, how to implement these ideas through community engagement.

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