Political Art Embarrasses Me, photo by Julia Mandle, 2007
The 2nd annual Crossing the Line: FIAF Fall Festival kicked off today and will continue through October 5th with performances by several artists working in film, theater, music, art, and dance. This Saturday, from 4 to 6 PM, there will be a free roundtable discussion called Why Do Politicians Need Artists?, which is certainly a relevant (but often ignored) question in this politically charged season. The panel includes three artists whose work has addressed social and political issues, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Admission is free but a reservation is required. RSVP by Thursday, September 18 to rsvp (at) fiaf (dot) org. Click here for more information and the location of the discussion.