Rockport Author Named to ACT/ART Board

August 5, 2015
Lori Zimmer, author of The Art of Cardboard from Rockport Publishers, has been named to the board of ACT / ART , which provides a forum for artists and the public to engage in acts of creative expression–acts of art–that generate awareness, provoke dialogue, change perception, and evoke positive change around important social and public policy issues. The group recently announced its first initiative in partnership with The White House.

"I am excited to announce our first initiative in partnership with The White House to inspire positive change through the power of contemporary art," said Zimmer. "Join our #IAMTHEMANY poster initiative to end racial bias in the justice system."

ACT / ART has invited several artists to kick off the poster contest, which will serve as inspiration on the group's social media. Other artists are invited to enter their work for a chance to appear in the contest's exhibition and digital media campaign.

Zimmer is a writer and curator who's career has evolved along side the public art/graffiti community. After pursuing her Masters at FIT in Art Market: Practices and Principles, she went on to work as sales director for urban art gallery, for 3 years before branching off on her own. Since 2009, Lori has been working actively in the art world on many facets, from writing to curatorial projects to other collaborations. Aside from creating and writing Art Nerd New York, she also is the Art Editor for Inhabitat.com, "Art Seen" columnist for Patrick McMullan Magazine, and is also a contributing writer for MutualArt, ArtFetch, art.sy, Flavorpill, WhiteHot, Creem and ArtSlant.

ACT/ART believes that all people are capable of creative expression, and that an act of art can be found in any public space or forum–in a gallery, on the street, or on social media. It can be a drawing or a photo, a performance or a hashtag. ACT/ART defines an act of art by one simple criterion: that it creates awareness in order to instigate positive and lasting social change.