The Lawn Chair Talks: Nicole Salimbene and Cynthia Singiser

Artists + Urban Agriculturists

The Lawn Chair Talks speakers series pairs one artist with a professional from a different field to discuss their work. Each speaker will speak for a half hour each followed by a Q and A with both speakers after. This series will present successful artists and urban farmers to talk about their ideas and work in a casual atmosphere. This third and final Lawn Chair event for 2016 will feature Nicole Salimbene and Cynthia Singiser.

Nicole Salimbene takes an interdisciplinary approach to her art. Working with ordinary and ephemeral materials in painting, sculpture and installation, she explores issues of transformation. Her work begins by investigating the poetics of materiality and the desire to create contemplative engagements, as a way for the viewer to embody and reflect on metaphors presented. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as reproduced for publications and purchased for private collections. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Orleans, New York and France.

Cynthia is the Arlington Farmers Market Manager at Community Foodworks. She works to implement Community Foodworks' mission to bring good, healthy food to the people by managing day-to-day market and incentive program operations, community relations and event programming. In addition, she is facilitating partnerships with local social service organizations to create and expand innovative food access programs. Cynthia is a recent transplant from NYC where she ran the Stanton Street CSA in the Lower East Side. Previously she was Vice President at HBO but decided to use her corporate marketing and strategy experience to increase access to healthy, local, good food. After leaving HBO she spent a month on the farm that supplies her former CSA and can say with certainty that she's not cut out for farming, but loves to market and consume farm products.

Curated by New Media Curator Paul Shortt, the Lawn Chair Speaker Series is presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Arlington Arts Center.

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Paul Shortt
Phone: 703-228-0841
Email: [email protected]


Event Agenda

6:00 – 6:15 p.m.            Registration and Networking

6:15 – 6:30 p.m.            Introductions

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.            Program

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.            Question and Answers

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