Emerging from the crowd, I see the accordion player sitting on a folding chair. It is planted in a spot of sun on the downtown sidewalk. Following the movement of passersby, his body swivels in his chair, arms flapping. He offers his music and eye contact to every passing pedestrian.
The Halloween that I was three-and-a-half years old, my cousins stuffed a pair of pantyhose with socks, tied it to my chest, put me in a cowboy hat and boots, and made me learn all the lyrics to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” It was a busty show stopper and we still have it recorded on VHS.
Michelle MacKinnon’s career as an artist and educator has taught her to quickly shift perspectives from the unfamiliar to the familiar. Using pencil and graphite powder on paper, MacKinnon creates…
Join us for a conversation between some of the characters behind the initiatives, including Andy Jones, Greg Malone, Pam Hall, Melissa Barbeau, and Ian Sutherland as they discuss community university collaboration in the arts, today, yesterday, and into the future.