Art 21: Co-Creator Susan Dowling- Oct. 28

Published on Thu, October 15, 2009

Marywood University will host a talk and video presentation with Susan Dowling, co-creator of Art 21, a national prime-time PBS series that features contemporary visual artists and is now in its fifth season. The event, Meet Art 21, is set for Wednesday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in the Latour Conference Room, Nazareth Hall. During the presentation, Dowling will talk about the finest and most inventive visual artists of our time and develop the idea of the artist as a model for creative thinking.


Before her association with Art 21, Ms. Dowling had been a television producer in the field of visual arts for 25 years. She was originally with the WGBH New Television Workshop in Boston, which produced historically important work in the early years of video art.  Subsequently, she was the Co-Director of the Contemporary Art Television Fund.  She then served as Executive Producer of New Television, a program that presented a wide range of experimental work by independent artists and filmmakers from around the world. Ms. Dowling now serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Art 21, and she also serves as a consultant to not-for-profit arts organizations. 


Meet Art 21 is sponsored by Marywood University Art Galleries and Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts, The Everhart Museum, and Artists for Art. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about Art 21 educational programs, books, web sites and initiatives worldwide, visit For further information about Meet Art 21, contact or 570.348.6211, ext. 2428 or go to