Hearing diverse viewpoints.
Opportunities for conversations around challenging work.
I get to bring together what I just experienced with other people’s perceptions.
These are unusually generous arts-community events.
Inclusiveness, being included as contributor– i.e. audience has share in the work.
An opportunity to gather, to discuss, to experience a work that a peer artist is excited about.
Talking about art, and talking about it with folks I don’t usually talk about it with! Being exposed to new work and new ideas.
Congeniality, engaged conversations that broadened my insights.