–submitted by Jessika Kasten
On July 13, Joe Loehnis and Dr. Bill Banfield spoke to the Club on the topic of Artistic Citizenry: What does it mean to be a contemporary artist today? Dr. Banfield is an award-winning composer who is currently serving a three-year Composer in Residence program with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Banfield spoke about the important role the arts play in bridging communities by bringing people together and building community. He also previewed the evenings’ Concerts on the Square piece: Testimony of Tone, Tune and Time that was created as a reflection on liberty and inspired by Frederick Douglass.
If you missed our meeting this week, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYm3I6Bc640&t=5s