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"Wounded Splendor" Workshop with David Gonzalez

When Feb 11, 2010
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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David Gonzalez


Join David Gonzalez, storyteller, musician, poet, actor, and writer, to discuss art and activism at Decorah Public Library Thursday February 11 at 7 p.m. in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Gallery.  


In Wounded Splendor, Gonzalez's most recent project, he celebrates the beauty of nature and advocates for earth stewardship and active preservation in our times of rampant pollution and environmental destruction. The project was created through world travels and interviews with environmental activists. 


The Decorah Public Library event is a three part workshop: experience a taste of Wounded Splendor, discuss the idea of art and activism, engage around how one communicates a message through art, and share experiences with one another. Bring any short writing, songs, or creation to share if desired.  Welcome is extended to all: artists, artistically minded, environmentally inspired, and anyone interested in the discussion. The workshop is free and open to the public, as the presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation. Special thanks to Luther College for partnering with Decorah Public Library to share this opportunity with the greater Decorah area.


As a public speaker and poet, Gonzalez has been featured at “Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival,” Bill Moyers' documentary “Fooling with Words” on PBS, and “All Things Considered” on NPR, as well as Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan/Chase, and other corporations. He was one of the featured performers at the 2008 National Storytelling Festival, Lincoln Center's 2008 Imagination Conversation symposium, and the 2008 Alliance for a New Humanity conference alongside Deepak Chopra at the World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain.

Gonzalez received his doctorate in Music Therapy from NYU's School of Education, where he later taught for 10 years. He was the host of “New York Kids” on WNYC for eight seasons and is a contributor to NPR's “Studio 360."