On Jan. 12 at 10 am, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a free lecture by Kelli Strickland titled “Building Community and Common Ground through the Arts.” This marks the first installment of DCA’s new series, Door County Talks. A collaboration between DCA and the Door County Civility Project, Door County Talks is a series of five free Saturday-morning lectures presented in the DCA’s Fireside Lobby. All talks will have a Q&A after the presentation.
In her lecture, arts leader, educator and actor Strickland will explore the role that fine and performing arts can play in building civic pride, bridging differences and healing community trauma. Real-life examples such as Art of The Rural, Mural Arts Philadelphia and Cornerstone Theatre will reveal the ways in which the arts can transform communities.
Strickland, who currently serves as the executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, has a record of arts advocacy, community-engagement programming, arts education and partnership-building across sectors.
Though the lectures are free to the public, donations are encouraged. Kick Ash Coffee will offer coffee and bakery for purchase. For more information, call 920.868.2728 or visit dcauditorium.org.