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A panel of distinguished experts from a variety of disciplines will examine how the arts influence our thinking about different cultures, encourage understanding, and connect us globally at an October 15 Arts & Culture seminar.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present an Afternoon with the Arts: Art & Global Culture on Sunday, October 15, in Craftsman Hall on the third floor of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420. N. Washington Avenue, beginning at 1 PM.  The session will run from 1-2 PM, followed by a reception. Both activities are free and open to the public.

The panel discussion will be moderated by the County’s Deputy Director of Arts and Culture Maureen McGuigan and feature: Nezka Pfeifer, curator of the Everhart Museum; Cesar Reyes Mateo, leader singer of the Latin band; Grupo Zona, a musician, who will perform at the reception; Donya Jackson, artist and Communications Specialist; and Dr. Annie Hounsokou, Ph.D.

The group’s discussion will center on the interplay between culture and the art society. The audience is encouraged to bring its own thoughts and questions to generate dialogue.

 Afternoon with the Arts is modeled after the successful Wake-up with the Arts program, an annual breakfast that features national arts industry speakers.  The concept of Afternoon With The Arts is to integrate the arts into dialogues across multiple disciplines.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million for the purpose of enriching the County.  The office offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops, lectures and also oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

To register for the workshop, contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

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