Opening of Artist Entrepreneurial Training Graduate Exhibition

Wednesday, June 24   |   5:00 pm – 8:00 pm   |   Central ARTSTATION
Come celebrate the graduation of 11 artists from the Arts Entrepreneurial Intensive Training Class lead by artist and entrepreneur Michael Graham.  Join Rachel Addy, Priscilla Adams, Mary Jo Brown, Amanda Ebarb, Ashley Hall, Brittney Hazelton, Kate Hesson, Karen La Beau, Marci Hicks, Maria Schmelz & Crystalyn Whitaker as they open their Graduate Exhibition.
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 “The Art of Collecting”

Wednesday, June 24   |    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm   |   Central ARTSTATION
A “meet and greet” with prospective collectors and selected Artists followed by a Panel Discussion at 7:00 pm with all Critics explaining why and how locals should start collecting works by area artists. 
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Robert L. Pincus PhD. served as the art critic of The San Diego Union and The San Diego Union-Tribune for 25 years, beginning in 1985 and as the books editor and books columnist for two years (2008-10).  From 1981 to 1985, he was an art critic for the Los Angeles Times.  He has written for most major art magazines and is the author of a groundbreaking book on Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, On A Scale That Competes With The World

Anne Marie Welsh is a veteran dance and theater critic, author, editor and writing teacher whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals as well as academic and trade books. For 25 years, she served as chief dance critic, and then theater critic for the San Diego Union and Union-Tribune where she wrote more than 5,000 reviews, features, profiles and essays. 

Lauren Smart is the arts & culture editor for the Dallas Observer.  She’s written for Dallas Morning News, Patron magazine,  CultureMap Dallas, Arts + Culture magazine,,  American Theatre Magazine, among others.  Lauren earned a master’s degree in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from Southern Methodist University.

Thom Ward is a poet, educator and former editor at BOA Editions.  Over his 15 years with the press he helped edit more than 80 collections of poetry.  He currently runs his own editing and proofreading service and is a faculty and advisory board member at Wilke’s University Graduate Creative Writing program.