The Lillian E. Smith Symposium @ Piedmont College


from the press release:

“Between dream and reality”

The Lillian E. Smith Symposium
on Arts and Social Change

Observations and activism from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s are perfectly relevant today. Throughout her career as a writer and humanitarian, Lillian Smith examined how the arts engage people around issues of social injustice, segregation, and isolation.

Through presentations and conversation with special guest speakers and artists moderated by acclaimed scholar and writer Barbara Brown Taylor, this symposium will explore art in the public arena as a form of cultural expression and an inspiration for social change.  Genres will include murals, graffiti, outdoor art installations, performances in public spaces, and more.

Please join us as we seek to engage current and future generations around the values and convictions that shaped the life and work of Lillian Smith.

“To find the point where hypothesis and fact meet; the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality; the place where fantasy and earthly things are metamorphosed into a work of art . . . this is what man’s journey is about, I think.” – Lillian Smith, The Journey

Symposium Cost: $45
Registration will begin January 2017

Symposium Registration (Beginning January 2017)
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