Corvallis Arts Community Amid Pandemic; Town Hall Scheduled

Corvallis’ artistic community has mounted a creative response to working and presenting amid a pandemic, therefore our next CitySpeak forum examines what they’ve learned and how it may impact the arts after COVID.  

Experiences have shifted for audiences. In some cases, that’s meant more access to more art, but it has also meant the physiological response to what’s presented has changed. Added to this, there are longstanding organizational and financial structures that have built up around the arts, and these structures are challenged and may be transforming.  

Our guest panel hails from a variety of artistic forms – visual, stage, music and screen:  

  • Cynthia Spencer, The Corvallis Arts executive director  
  • Jimbo Ivy, Majestic Theatre supervisor 
  • Erin Sneller, Oregon State University events and communications manager, College of Liberal Arts 
  • Paul Turner, Darkside Cinema owner 

Slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, this CitySpeak is offered live on The Advocate’s website and Facebook page. Audience questions for our panelists can be submitted before and during the forum to Questions can also be submitted on The Advocate’s Facebook posting of the live event. A video of the event will be available afterwards.  

CitySpeak forums are presented in partnership with City Club of Corvallis. Sponsors include Peak Sports and First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op. 

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