Beginning Tuesday, April 19, a new community discussion, performance and salon event kicks off at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Asheville, offering a community forum for shaping the future of our city, together.
The Asheville Salon Series is being sponsored by a collective group of successful organizers that seek to share great local ideas, performances and product demonstrations. The salons provide a forum to inspire, educate and start conversation about developing great ideas and taking action on a local level, right here in Asheville.
Each salon covers a different topic and opens with a live performance followed by a live speaker or product demonstration. The first performance will be given by Asheville Area Art's Council Program Director Graham Hackett. Everyone is invited to join a continued conversation and sharing of ideas directly following the talk.
The talks at the kickoff salon are from Cheri Torres PhD. and Ashley Munday.
Ms. Torres is an educational and organizational consultant specializing in collaboration with 25 years experience in human development, experiential learning, and relational effectiveness. Torres will be presenting a talk entitled “Imagine Asheville: Designing Systems, Illuminating Connections and Creating Possibilities.”
Ashley Munday works with Network & Thought Leadership at the Barrett Values Centre. In this role, Ashley supports Barrett Values Centre in the exploration of values in business and society. She studies the work of 2500 affiliated global consultants and shares information through consortiums, online social networking, public speaking, video interviews and case stories. She consulted CNN in their exploration of a new network focused on the power of human potential in leadership, education and technology. Her talk will discuss the power of collective values.
Talks are open to all ages and the general public. Seating is limited. Admission is $5, payable at the door by cash or check only. The talks will be filmed by Filmmakers Inc. and posted online.
People wishing to participate in the continued conversation can do so on our local blog, Asheville Salon Series: http://www.ashevillesalonseries.com (bookmark it, site coming soon).
Series Calendar & Topics
April 19: Imagine Asheville
May 17: Our Environment
June 21: Medicine and Whole Body Health
July 19: The Arts in Asheville
August 16: Energy in Asheville
September 20: Education in Asheville
October 18: Agriculture in Asheville
Asheville Salon Series: A community forum about Asheville’s future
Third Tuesday of every month, beginning April 19
Doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Theatre at the Masonic Temple