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10th Annual Creative Edge Lecture: VIJAY GUPTA
Special Event, Lecture
Presented by Arts Orange County, Orange County Department of Education, and the Fourth District PTA. Title Sponsor: The Boeing Company
Tuesday, March 05, 2019


CITIZEN ARTISTRY: RESTORING THE HUMAN SPIRIT THROUGH ARTISTIC ENGAGEMENT

Vijay Gupta is the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur Fellow (“Genius Grant”) and Founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing musical engagement, dialogue and teaching artistry for homeless and incarcerated communities in Los Angeles.

An esteemed performer, communicator, educator and citizen-artist, Gupta is a leading advocate for the role of the arts and music to heal, inspire, provoke change, and foster social connection.

The arts and creativity are an essential part of the human spirit. For communities disenfranchised by homelessness and incarceration - audiences served by the work of organizations like Street Symphony - music is not a form of respite or entertainment, it is a lifeline. This talk explores how art restores a pathway to the flourishing human spirit and the impactful role of citizen artistry in our communities.

The lecture will include a string quartet performance by Orange County High School students led by Vijay, and will conclude with a panel discussion. 

TICKETS FOR THIS LECTURE EVENT ARE FREE, HOWEVER PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO ONE PAIR PER INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION. TO REGISTER GROUPS (10+), PLEASE CONTACT KAREN AHOLA AT ARTS ORANGE COUNTY kahola@artsoc.org

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 10:00 AM