In our first meeting of the POWarts Book Club, there will be a discussion with author and former POWarts President Amy Whitaker about her new book Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses. Art Thinking outlines a framework that combines the mindset of art with the tools of business, and features stories of artists and creative workers across both fields. She explores seven specific approaches, which include taking a step back to see the big picture, finding creative collaborators, structuring skillful risks, and much more. The event is generously hosted by Pen + Brush.
Purchase your copy and start reading now! The evening’s discussion will focus on Chapter 3: To the Lighthouse, about finding inspiration from big questions that drive you forward into unknown territory rather than specific smaller goals you can see in advance.
Amy Whitaker is a writer, artist, and teacher working at the intersection of creativity, business, and everyday life. She holds an MBA and MFA, and is currently on faculty at New York University’s Steinhardt School. From 2013 to 2016, Amy served as the President of POWarts.
For over 122 years, Pen + Brush has been the only international nonprofit organization offering an outlet for women in both the literary and visual arts in the city of New York. Pen + Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of excellent female artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace.