AFCC Taps Jason Talbot as Keynote Speaker for Creative Exchange

Arts Foundation of Cape CodHYANNIS – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Creative Exchange next month will feature Jason Talbot, co-founder and alumnus of the South Boston nonprofit Artists For Humanity (AFH), as the event’s keynote speaker.

Talbot, who currently serves as AFH’s Special Projects Director and a member of its Board of Directors, grew up in Roxbury, where he credited his parents for passing along a passion for the arts.

He considers himself a community artist with a foundation in drawing that has extended to illustration, paint, oil, acrylics, graffiti art, origami, clay, stone, found objects, film, and video game apps.

“In my early teen years, my neighborhood got tough and I got into some trouble,” he admitted.

“So I was stuck in my house because I couldn’t be out on the streets and I took refuge in my sketchbook. I did a lot of drawings and spent a lot of time admiring illustrations and cartoons and the graffiti I saw on the way to school and tried to emulate that.”

Julie Wake, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), said Talbot is the ideal person to address attendees at the Creative Exchange which takes place on Tuesday, November 1 at the Doubletree in Hyannis.

“We selected Jason because he has a powerful story to tell,” she said. “Not only is he a working artist, but he is using his talents for the good of the community.”

The AFCC’s Creative Exchange runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Talbot is set to give his keynote speech at 11:30 a.m. during lunch.

The day includes panels focused on a variety of topics that include starting a business within the arts, the importance of arts in education, and how to fund your artistic enterprise. There will also be a Test Tube Lounge that will allow attendees to meet one-on-one with social media experts to assess and improve their marketing efforts.

Tickets for the Creative Exchange can be purchased at www.artsfoundation.org.

Along with the AFCC, the event is being supported by Cape Cod Broadcasting & Media, Cape Cod Technology Council and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust.

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