Storm King. Author Greg McKeown to be keynote speaker at local arts conference

| 17 Aug 2021 | 05:19

If there’s anything we’ve learned during the COVID pandemic, it’s the value of resilience. And it is resilience in the arts that will be the topic at Storm King Art Center in Cornwall at a conference sponsored by Hudson Valley Creative Impact on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 4-8 p.m.

Speakers will explore this topic as it relates to the realities faced by the creative sector. “The arts have been one of the hardest hit sectors since 2020,” says Sarah McKay, executive director of Orange County Arts Council, which is co-sponsoring the event.

The keynote speaker is bestselling author Greg McKeown, host of the popular podcast What’s Essential. McKeown’s New York Times bestselling book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

Other guest speakers include Amanda Dana, Orange County director of tourism and president of Hudson Valley Tourism; Anthony Davidowitz, deputy director operations, administration, and legal affairs at Storm King Art Center; and Kevin White, executive director of The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.

Food and beverages will be available, and music will be provided by E’lissa Jones and lively discussion.

Tickets are $40, and registration is required. The event will be held outdoors beneath a tent, and those who are not vaccinated are asked to wear a mask.

For more information visit