We’ve got another great Conversation event happening on Tuesday Nov. 13th, 2012! Come and celebrate those who dare to be different…who turn their peculiarities and passions into humanity-supporting acts!
“Why should we praise the eccentrics, the persons or events that do not fit comfortably into our well-conceived patterns and roles we have dressed our world in? Without people that have their own vision, a vision that does not march to a mass drum, human, social, cultural and spiritual evolutions will not work.
Civilization is like a great ocean liner set on its course. Eccentrics are like people in small rowboats paddling in all directions. Sometimes one of the boats might notice the ocean liner is headed for a precipice and give warning and the ship time to turn.
We have been given an amazing planet full of infinite treasures in nature, people and ideas. If we are not threatened by diversity but seek to explore it, to celebrate it, we would enter a world full of answers. The arts are one way to introduce people to new ways of thinking, confronting ideas we find threatening and moving into unfamiliar places.
Diversity is nature at play. A healthy environment is a diverse one.”
PANELISTS: James Hubbell – artist • David Malmuth – developer, co-founder I.D.E.A. District, San Diego • Zandra Rhodes – artist/designer • Milenko Matanovich – creative community builder, artist
Sponsored by Szekely Family Foundation
Tickets $15 at the door
Mingei International Museum
5:00pm – 7:00pm