The Artists' Lounge | Minton Sparks

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OZ Arts Nashville says
NEW DEALS...WPA #2 "work in progress”
JUNE 11, 2017 | 2:30PM

In the 1930's Works Progress Administration put artists of every sort to work.

The current administration seems hell bent on demolishing arts funding.

Dismayed by the current socio-political atmosphere in America, Nashville-based, speaker songwriter Minton Sparks imagined and conjured a "meeting of artistic minds" in an effort to determine a way forward. With no holds barred and disparate perspectives welcomed, Creativity Camp 2017 emerged.

Over the course of seven days, a diverse group of artists; writers, performers, visual artists, and filmmakers gather to ponder the question, "who are we as artists in this particular moment in history?" Working both independently and together, a variety of artists will attempt to answer this question - or at least begin - and culminate their exploration with a performance at OZ Arts Nashville's The Artists' Lounge.

Artists include:
Minton Sparks (spoken word artist)
Rebecca Gose (choreographer)
Mattison (spoken word artist)
Sydney Reichman (metal sculptor)
Matt Siffert ( singer/songwriter)
Gregory Webb (filmmaker actor, director)
Melea Seward (writer, questing specialist)

Sparks has built a reputation telling hilarious, humble and heartbreaking tales in her unique, spoken word/honkey-tonk hybrid performance style. Regularly garnering whoops, hollers and general hell-raising from beer-swilling good ole boys and latte-sipping intellectuals alike, Sparks offers us an artists' perspective.

“Minton Sparks is a great storyteller—humanity with humidity, all told humorously with humility.” - John Prine
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By: OZ Arts Nashville

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