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The International Sculpture Center Presents

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life with Sharon Louden
The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with Grounds For Sculpture held an ISConnects event: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life at Grounds For Sculpture on September 23rd, 2014. Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, moderated a panel that featured artists David Humphrey, Paul Henry Ramirez, and Austin Thomas. This thought-provoking discussion focused on the topic of sustainable creativity and the question, how do working artists live?

After the conversation, guests attended a reception in the West Gallery where Sharon Louden signed copies of the book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

Louden is also the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is already on its fifth printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th, and has been #1 on's Bestseller List of Business Art References. It was also on Hyperallergic's List of Top Art Books of 2013. Recent press includes an interview in Hyperallergic blogazine, "How do Artists Live?" as well as over 50 reviews, blog posts and mentions. You can find selected press and information on the book here.

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