Open Forum: Diversity in the Creative Economy
Wednesday, April 11 // 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Opalka Gallery, 140 New Scotland Ave, Albany
Our first Open Forum event will feature a discussion about diversity in the Capital Region’s creative economy moderated by Ada Harper, creator of 518Blk.com. Confirmed panelists include Dale Davidson, owner of Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar, Ashleigh Kinsey, CEO of AK Design Digital Media Services & Consulting, Bhawin Suchak Executive Director of Youth FX, DJ Trumastr, founder of Beat*Shot Productions, and Hana van der Kolk, Troy-based touring choreographer and performance artist.
Presented in partnership with 518Blk.com, Mission Accomplished Transition Services, Inc. and the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy.
2018 kicks off a series of events where we will dive into community conversations about the region’s most pressing issues. Open Forums will be led by local thought leaders, community members and other important stakeholders. Free and open to the public.
Upstate ACE in Action
Working with dozens of community and private-sector partners, Breathing Lights included eight months of programming and events, including youth media projects, building reclamation clinics, community arts presentations, gallery talks, policy discussions and more. At the end of the installation, windows – one by one – fell dark. In sharing a sense of loss comes a stir to action for those in the Capital Region.