Dave Wade #3

The Transformative Vision + The Role of The Artist

Thursday, October 23 at Engine at 6:30m. Doors at 6pm.

Addison Woolley members Jim Kelly, Dave Wade, and Susan Porter will be featured artists for a panel discussion, “The Transformative Vision + The Role of The Artist” on Thursday, October 23 at Engine, 265 Main Street in Biddeford.

Accompanying the Addison Woolley artists will be Ron Spinella , director and owner of 3fish Gallery and community leader in the Bayside Neighborhood Association and Ed Pollack, owner and director of A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Art, who will bring their collective knowledge of extensive years of experience as advocates for the arts and artists during Portland’s cultural renaissance.

The presentation will focus on both the creative process involved in producing the work and the interplay of the artist and art as a vanguard of social change. The artists will address the issues and challenges inherent in generating a unified show that reflects the complex nature of a contemporary city, Biddeford, in transition and how the artist and art act as leading players in the new “creative economy” that is so essential for revitalizing urban centers such as Biddeford.