Portrait of Savannah was created by Nhatt Nichols, this year’s Beyond the Clock illustrator and storyteller-in-residence.
Feb. 13: Beyond the Clock with guest Savannah Barrett
Beyond the Clock is a monthly digital learning exchange and happy hour for rural connectors and cultural workers hosted by Department of Public Transformation and Voices for Rural Resilience, in partnership with the Rural Assembly. This month’s creative learning exchange event will take place on Tuesday, February 13th from 4-5pm CST with special guest, Savannah Barrett!
In this event, Savannah will share her experience with what she calls “wellspring work” – a calling that bubbles up from within and finds a vessel to carry it forward – and, ask questions like: what does it mean to answer a calling and steward work that is asking something of you, that maybe even you don’t yet understand?
In 2019, Barrett was a Rural Assembly Firestarter, speaking at the Rural Women’s Summit. She also spoke with the Daily Yonder in 2016 about her work with the Kentucky Rural Urban Exchange in Kentucky.
Today, Barrett is the Exchange Director for Art of the Rural and co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange. She is a Field Trips to the Future Fellow, a board member of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, and an emeritus member of the Robert Gard Foundation Board. She previously served as Lead Advisor for the Bush Foundation Community Creativity Cohort II, and as an advisor to the EmcArts’ Community Innovation Lab, The Art of Community: Rural S.C., RUPRI’s Cultural Wealth Lab, and Freedom Maps, a Southern Cultural Fieldscan. Savannah holds a Masters of Arts Management from the University of Oregon and has widely published and presented her work, most recently at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit and Rural Women’s Summit. She is a member of Alternate ROOTS and a Kentucky Colonel.
Savannah is a twelfth-generation Kentuckian and was raised in Grayson Springs, where she co-founded a local arts agency in high school and now stewards six acres of her home place. She lives in Louisville with her husband and daughter, and enjoys playing records, gardening, and swimming in natural bodies of water.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 13th for what is sure to be an inspiring presentation and discussion!