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Sitar Salon Dialogue: Artists as Entrepreneurs

Join us online, July 7th at 5 pm, for the Sitar Leadership Council’s Third Salon Dialogue: Artists as Entrepreneurs

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Four fireside conversations with leading artists, designers, musicians, and creative entrepreneurs, on how they are adapting to the COVID-19 era and more.

(in alphabetical order)

Will Eastman, U Street Music Hall
C. Lorenzo Evans III, Washington Performing Arts
Dawn Heuer, Heuer Design Collective
Selena Jackson, Selenoir Studios and Sitar Alumna
Please find the speakers’ full biographies below.

Moderated By:
Jade Floyd, Case Foundation

More About the Speakers:

Will Eastman is a DJ and music producer based here in the District and owner of U Street Music Hall. Named one of America’s top 10 dance clubs by Rolling Stone, and by the Washington Post as “best dance club in the region” UHall has been a District staple for a decade.

C. Lorenzo Evans III is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance of one of the most honored performing arts institutions in America, and a longtime Sitar artistic partner, Washington Performing Arts. WPA showcases a range of artists and art forms, from the most distinguished symphony orchestras to both renowned and emerging artists in classical music, jazz, international genres, and more.  Lorenzo is also a choreographer, dancer and musician who has traveled the world instructing and performing for many years. 

Dawn Heuer of the Heuer Design Collective – an interior designer and design producer whose designs have appeared on national television shows and advertising campaigns for networks such as Netflix, Bravo, HGTV, TLC, TBS, and Fox. An Arizona native, Dawn lived in Washington, D.C. as she began her career and now lives in Atlanta, with her husband, James, and their golden retriever, Remy.

Selena Jackson, is an artist and District native who has worked at esteemed institutions like the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Selena is a Sitar alumna who now practices as a full-time artist in New York. She continues to explore the visual representation of African Americans and how Art History is not immune to biases of race and gender.

Hosted by:
Greg Albright
Heather Frank
Sara Gibson
Emma Lagreze
Robert McNamara
Dale Nirvani Pfeifer
Erika Pont
Nicole Siegel

Sitar Arts Center offers possibilities that transform the lives of children
and teens born into a world of unequal access to opportunity. The Sitar
Leadership Council’s Salon Dialogues place their experience in the context
of national conversations on race, gender, educational equity, economic
mobility, and the future for our community’s youth.