Welcome/PAN Leadership Award

Thursday, June 13, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us at the opening session for the Public Art Preconference with a welcome from AFTA CEO & President Robert Lynch, PAN Council Chair Lester Burg, and from the Public Art Preconference local host. Attendees will hear from artist and Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Bey Ellison and from the 2019 Public Art Network Leadership Awardee presented by Americans for the Arts and the Public Art Network Advisory Council. 

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Presenters
Mary Altman
Public Arts Administrator
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Altman has worked for over thirty years in the fields of public art, community art and art education as an administrator, organizer, instructor, volunteer and consultant. She has worked with arts groups across Minnesota and in several states on collaboration, cultural planning, artist training, rural arts development, budgeting, fundraising and evaluation. She is currently the Public Arts Administrator for the City of Minneapolis. Her publications include A Handbook for Rural Arts Collaborations (COMPAS 1993).

Jeremiah Ellison
Artist & City Councilmember
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Ward 5 City Council Member, Jeremiah Ellison, was born and raised in North Minneapolis – the ward he represents. He’s an artist, and painted his first mural at age 8 on the corner of Plymouth and Dupont. As an artist and organizer, Jeremiah has dedicated himself to propping up the genius of his Northside community. He's collaborated with young people as a teaching artist and as a homeless youth counselor -- helping to equip young people with tools to create new reflections of their community and envision bold futures for themselves. Jeremiah won on a platform that includes championing workers’ rights, ensuring affordable and decent housing for all residents, addressing issues of environmental justice, and building community safety solutions from the bottom up. Jeremiah chairs the Elections and Rules Committee, is the Vice Chair of both the Housing Policy & Development Committee, and the Economic Development & Regulatory Services Committee, and serves on the Zoning and Planning and Public Safety Committees.
 

Council Member Ellison chairs the Elections and Rules Committee, is the Vice Chair of both the Housing Policy and Development Committee, and the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee, and serves on the Zoning and Planning and Public Safety Committees.