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A Night of Social Wonder: Lighting a Spark Where Interest, Relevance or Viability is Lost

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The community conversation redefined by the American Swedish Institute, the American Craft Council and you.

In typical Swedish fashion, where dialogue, difference, and understanding constructively shape the way the world thinks and acts, ASI and ACC are bringing together an all star line up  of thought leaders, provocateurs and game changers for A Night Of Social Wonder.

The inaugural event uses the case study of recent shifts in Sweden’s glass production- where innovative artists emerged to shape new markets and find a spark in an
otherwise nonviable industry - to ask how other industries have accomplished the same.

Five panelists take the stage with just nine minutes to make their case

Maja Heuer, The Glass Factory (Sweden)
How have Sweden’sglass artists remained viable in an
outsourced market?

Sarah Schultz, Walker Art Center
What does a cat video festival have to do with
an art gallery?

Steven Dietz, Northern Spark and
How do you design a public art platform that
builds a better world?

Kim Bartmann, Bryant-Lake Bowl and Red Stag Supperclub
What keeps us going in the restaurant business?

Caroline Casey, Coffee House Press
What vehicles can we channel our work though,
otherthan books? Are libraries the right place?

Mark Wheat,
of 89.3 The Current

The inaugural Night of Social Wonder is co-presented with the American Craft Council (ACC), a #Minneapolis -based national, nonprofit educational organization with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.

TICKETS: $10 ASI and ACC members; $12 nonmembers.
Call 612-871-4907 for tickets or sign up online at

Come early or stay late for special sipin' socializing menu by FIKA.



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