Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Kia Karlen, Co-chair of Friends of the Madison Arts Commission and long-term member of the Madison Arts Commission joins us to talk about the Madison arts community surviving and thriving in the COVID-19 Pandemic, using arts to bring the community together, and the upcoming Silver Lining Awards, honoring those who found artistic silver linings in the hardship of the last few years.
For more information Silver Lining Awards and how to attend: https://www.friendsofmadisonarts.org/silverlining.html
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Kia Karlen served for ten years as a volunteer commissioner on the Madison Arts Commission, and now co-chairs the Friends of Madison Arts Commission, a non-profit organization established in 2020 to support MAC’s efforts to encourage artistic activities and initiate cultural programs that integrate, support and advance arts and culture as an essential part of life in Madison. Kia is coordinating the inaugural Silver Lining Awards on May 12, to honor the creativity, dedication, and perseverance that brought silver linings to our city during the Covid-19 pandemic.