The Hi-lo is proud to partner with POW! WOW! Long Beach to host a special, free talk event with the creator of “Bob’s Burgers” and famed cartoonist Jay Howell. For those that cannot attend, we will be livestreaming it on our Instagram and Facebook.
Sitting down with columnist and editor Brian Addison, the pair will discuss not only Howell’s fascinating ascent into the mainstream (including the upcoming “Bob’s Burgers” movie) but explore questions that revolve around how the work of artists is used in business. From dealing with corporations to what it means—or doesn’t mean—when an artist “sells out,” this conversation will explore how artists maintain a sense of authenticity in world driven by curated images driven by social media and corporatized marketing.
In other words, to talk about the business of doing art.
“Hopefully, this conversation can let artists and lovers of art alike begin to grasp the steps needed to take one’s art to the next level in terms of exposure and business,” Addison said. “On the flip side, hopefully it will also inspire artists skeptical of being viewed as a ‘sell out;’ to let them feel more comfortable using their art as source of income even if they aren’t interested in going mainstream. Mainly, this is for and about artists.”
The Business of Doing Art: A Discussion with Jay Howell will take place on Tuesday, July 23, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bevel space (walk through Pharmacy Skate Shop) located at 327 Pine Ave. Make sure to RSVP here, space is limited. There’s also info on this Facebook event here.
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