Are We Listening: Artist Conversation

Apr 24, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM


Door County Economic Development Corporation, 185 E. Walnut St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Cost Free



Join author/editor Katherine Kassouf Cummings and artist Rebecca Carlton for a conversation focused on how we come together in a changing world. As the editor of the series Questions for a Resilient Future, Katherine will present the origins of the question and offer readings of select responses to the question. Using the readings as a point of departure, Katherine, Rebecca, and audience members will engage in discussion and explore new responses. This event is presented in collaboration with Rebecca’s art installation, Are We Listening?, a visual response to worldwide language loss. As we reach a tipping point in our chasmic depths of global divisions, are we listening? How do we come together? A light reception will follow the conversation.

Sculptor and installation artist Rebecca Carlton owns Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio and Gallery along with her life partner, Tony Staroska. Her Public Art, Sonoran Circumvolution and Dragons of Character, are on permanent display in Tucson, Arizona, as well as privately funded works at Michigan Technological University and Door County Medical Center. She has been a fellowship recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Center for the Arts and the Fulbright Fund.

Katherine Kassouf Cummings is a writer and editor. She coedited the book What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? and serves as Managing Editor at Humans & Nature Press Digital, where she leads the Questions for a Resilient Future series and the Editorial Fellows program. She received her BA from Emory University, and she is an alumna of the University of Chicago’s program in editing.