Artists Talk Spotlight featuring Shelby Zink | Why We Need Art, Diversity, & Culture June 8th

540 is thrilled to partner with Rochester Artist Collaborative for the inaugural “Artists Talk” Event

Saturday June 8th // 2pm-4pm
Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street

About Shelby Zink

Shelby Zink is a multidisciplinary designer and public health advocate based in Rochester New York. Shelby is an alumna of Syracuse University Industrial and Interaction Design program and received her Bachelors of Industrial Design in 2015. Her work resides at the intersection of design, community health and analytic insights; creating in a variety of mediums ranging from physical products to digital design, community organizing, and health education tools. Shelby has recently co-founded a new group called ALL CAPS which is a collective dedicated to amplifying voices and supporting the prosperity of BIPOC Womxn, trans, & non-binary people in the creative field. She is also a member of the National Design + Diversity 2018 Fellowship Cohort which supports underrepresented designers making social change in their community.

What does diversity in the arts mean to you?

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton aka theglutenfreechef ( Calvin Eaton is a community educator, digital content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, inclusion, equity, curriculum writing, and higher education. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain Communiversity a grassroots non-profit community education and event space ( with a commitment to enrich the Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through antiracism, arts & culture, and wellness education.

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