Speaking on the Arts
Having seen the emotional and economic impact of arts, I have been asked to speak at various events.
Economic Impact of the Arts
As part of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership series, I first spoke on the art in the La Crosse, WI community and how it inspires all in the work they do. I showed the economic impact of having arts in the community.
I then lead the group through some small-group exercises by challenging area business professionals to build a replica of a theater district using the assets presented on their sheet. Each group, unknowingly, was given varying degrees of printed topography (desert, lakes, etc.) and also office supplies (stickers, crayons, markers, etc.). The resulting creations were evaluated and the use of creativity to develop a robust theater was noted by the group.
Art for Healing
Keynote Speaker on
“Hopsice and the Arts: Coping with Dying and Grief”
International Death, Grief & Bereavement Conference, 2019
Rose Sister Story
Eagle Crest South, February 2018
Monday Mornings at Main
La Crosse Public Library, March 2017
Rotary International – Downtown