The Larger Conversation

Creative Resilience

Thursday, May 2, 2019
7 pm
Calderwood Hall

Isabella Stewart Gardner persevered through traumatic times in her personal life to build a Museum that reflected her artistic tastes, creative risks, and legacy. With grit and humility, Grammy-nominated hip-hop rapper/singer Phonte Coleman, Chef Elle Simone from America's Test Kitchen, and Boston's own graffiti writer and co-founder of Artists for Humanity Rob "Problak" Gibbs, meditate on pivotal moments in their lives—how they broke through fears and challenges to invent new opportunities and change the scope of being artists in their fields.


Panel Moderator: Arielle Gray, Boston-based writer and multimedia artists; Arts Engagement Producer at WBUR.

Phonte Coleman, Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer of The Foreign Exchange
Chef Elle Simone of America's Test Kitchen
Rob "Problak" Gibbs, graffiti writer and a co-founder of Artists for Humanity

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