Friday’s Speaker Line Up

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The list is now final, and we are thrilled to present the full line up of amazing speakers at Friday’s event. Each was asked to address the question from their unique perspective, Why spend a $1 million on public art? 

  • Shane Bargy, Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
  • Anita Contini, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Joe Fama, Troy Community Land Bank
  • Adam Frelin, Breathing Lights Lead Artist and University at Albany professor
  • Judie Gilmore, Breathing Lights Project Director
  • Susan Holland, Historic Albany Foundation
  • Michael Kennedy, Creative Action Unlimited
  • Mayor Patrick Madden
  • Mayor Gary McCarthy
  • Branda Miller, Breathing Lights Arts in Education Director, and Professor of Media Arts, Rensselaer
  • Philip Morris, Proctors
  • Jamel Mosely, Mel eMedia
  • Barbara Nelson, Lead Architect and Community Engagement Director
  • Dina Refki, University at Albany’s Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
  • Elizabeth Reiss, Arts Center of the Capital Region
  • Mayor Kathy Sheehan
  • Prince Spauvre, Told By Us Productions
  • Brandi Stewart, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Adam Zaranko, Albany County Land Bank

Also including special guests: Hope DaViincii, Joyce Henderson, Kristen Holler, Shawn MacLean, Aaron Moore, DeSean Moore, Jeannette Nicholson, Steve Pierce, Marion Porterfield, Alexis Rivera, Casey Seiler, Karen Tararache, Erica Tryon, and Trevor Yarter.