What Happens When Social Consciousness Meets Art?

Apr 29, 2014

This hour, a panel of local artists join us for an in-depth conversation about social consciousness and the arts. Together, they share how visual and performing arts have been and continue to be used as vehicles for positive change. 

A few upcoming events:

Artists for World Peace will present its Second International Celebration of Peace on Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. This event is a fundraiser. Ticket and event information is available at artistsforworldpeace.org.

GMChorale with Chamber Ensemble presents the Connecticut premiere of the Beatitude Mass for the Homeless on May 3 at 7:00 pm at the MHS Performing Arts Center in Middletown. For more information, visit gmchorale.org.

Brahms's "Requiem" will be performed by the Farmington Valley Chorale on May 3 at 7:30 pm at Granby Memorial High School. For more information, visit farmingtonvalleychorale.org.

Noah Baerman's event with the Jazz Samaritan Alliance is on Friday, May 9, at 8:30 and 10:00 pm at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. Learn more at firehouse12.com.

HartBeat Ensemble's "Gross Domestic Product" is May 15 to 18 at the Carriage House Theater in Hartford. Learn more at hartbeatensemble.org.


  • Noah Baerman - Jazz pianist, composer, educator, and author
  • Carlos Hernandez Chavez - Visual artist, musician, photographer, and social activist
  • Steve Raider-Ginsburg - Co-Artistic Director at HartBeat Ensemble
  • Wendy Black-Nasta - Founder and Executive Director of Artists for World Peace