NY Creative Interns Conference Spotlight: Lee Ann Norman, Staff Writer at ArtSlant

We’re excited to announce another amazing professional to our line up for Finding and Following Your Passion on April 21, 2012. Meet Lee Ann Norman, Staff Writer at ArtSlant.

Lee Ann Norman is a classically trained musician, artist, writer, dabbler, and cultural worker who is interested in the ways artistic practice, race, class, and culture collide. She builds bridges that create opportunities for exploration using the tools of creativity as her guide. Lee Ann’s practice always involves a range of people who engage with the world through a mix of theory and action. She thrives in environments where different visions and views converge and experiences the vibrancy of intellectual and creative life through seamless movement among multiple communities. She plans and presents arts programs with organizations and incubators, researches and studies trends in arts administration and community cultural development, works as a freelance writer and critic for arts publications, and provides counsel to artists and organizations to help them improve their practices. Lee Ann earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Michigan State University and the Master of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. She is currently pursuing the Master for Fine Arts degree in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

We have tons more to share with you, so check back often for new announcements. Head to our conference site for more details and to snag your early bird ticket before they’re all gone (hurry, early bird prices end tonight at midnight!). You’ll meet amazing professionals like Lee Ann, and make great friends and future collaborators.

If you had a chance, what would you ask Lee Ann? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Marny Smith was the VP and Director of Community of FindSpark for 2.5 years. She is a FindSpark Advisor, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Diversity Advocate, and Employment Specialist connecting young adults with developmental disabilities with supportive employers. Interested in learning more about hiring individuals with disabilities? Feel free to reach out: msmith@jccmanhattan.org

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