April 21 lecture featuring Sarah Lewis expected to draw business and education leaders

CEL_2015_HeaderRenowned author, historian, curator and critic Sarah Lewis will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Creative Edge Lecture Tuesday, April 21 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

“Breakthrough! What We All Can Learn From The World’s Greatest Innovators” starts at 9:30 a.m., and tickets are available to the public at $35 each. The lecture, which is expected to draw leaders from the business and education communities, is being presented by the Orange County Department of Education, Arts Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Fourth District PTA with support from Boeing.

Lewis, who holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale, is an assistant professor of the history of art and architecture, as well as African and African American studies, at Harvard. She has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee and as a trustee of Creative Time, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), the Brearley School and the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts. She has also held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

According to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ website, Lewis “will offer a new understanding of what sparks creative endeavors and illuminate how embracing our so-called failures can lead to incredible transformation and true breakthroughs.” Her presentation will link the need for creative, innovative employees to the work that goes on in our schools through arts education.

For tickets, click here, visit sparkoc.com or call 714-556-2787. And for more information, contact Steve Venz, OCDE’s visual and performing arts coordinator, at 714-966-4128 or svenz@ocde.us.