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Imagination Panel

Imagination Panel featuring Laurie Anderson, Dave Finney (President of Champlain College), Tiffany Bluemle (Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women), Jostein Solheim (C.E.O. of Ben and Jerry’s), and moderator Jane Lindholm (VPR)

  • Friday, October 14, 12 pm
  • FlynnSpace
  • FREE & open to the public by reservation; to reserve seats contact jrobinson@flynncenter.org or 802-652-4508

Some of today’s leading thinkers come together to discuss imagination’s role in a world defined by technology and globalization. Join Laurie Anderson (performance artist), Dave Finney (President of Champlain College), Tiffany Bluemle (Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women), Jostein Solheim (C.E.O. of Ben and Jerry’s), and moderator Jane Lindhom of Vermont Public Radio for an Imagination Panel in FlynnSpace. Seating is limited, please reserve your FREE seat(s) by contacting Associate Director for School Programs Joan Robinson at jrobinson@flynncenter.org or 802-652-4508.

Part of the Lincoln Center Institute’s initiative to host 50 Imagination Conversations in 50 states, the Imagination Panel focuses on imagination, creativity, and innovation and how they can be cultivated in schools and communities. Imagination Conversations respond to this need and prepare us for the future by building national awareness of imagination as a vital tool in work and in life; sparking dialogue about imagination across the professional spectrum; and leading to the creation of an action plan to make imagination an integral part of American education.

The Flynn is hosting Vermont’s Imagination Conversation with key figures from education, business, government, science, and the arts, with a strong interest in the imagination and distinctive points of view. The hope is that these conversations lead to new initiatives by a number of national organizations and next steps toward future education policy that promote imaginative learning.

Laurie Anderson is one of today’s premier performance artists. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. She performs her new work, Delusion, on the MainStage on Saturday, October 15 at 8 pm.

David F. Finney became the seventh president of Champlain College on July 1, 2005. In his first year as president, Champlain faculty passed a new core curriculum requirement that features a broad-based interdisciplinary approach to general education.

Jostein Solheim has worked with ice cream for 15 years across Europe, Eastern Europe, and North America. He believes that if women had equal access to positions of power, and if all kids had a quality education, the world would be a better place. He is also committed to reducing carbon emissions, and preserving natural resources, specifically land and water.

Tiffany Bluemle has served as Vermont Works for Women’s executive director for 14 years. In that time, the organization has quadrupled in size, reduced public funding from 90 to 30 percent of all income, and increased the number of annual program participants from 70 to 900. Three programs developed under her leadership—Rosie’s Girls, Step Up to Law Enforcement, and an initiative that builds affordable housing within prison walls—have been featured in national publications; two have been replicated outside the state of Vermont.

Jane Lindholm joined VPR from Marketplace, public radio’s award winning national business program, where she served as director/producer. She’s also worked with NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition Saturday. Jane spends her free time writing, reading, hiking and in artistic endeavors including photography, pottery and printmaking.

Related Performance: Laurie Anderson: Delusion • Saturday, October 15 • 8 pm • Flynn MainStage

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