One State Together in the Arts • Galesburg XCHANGE 2018
October 21–23 in Galesburg, Illinois


Committee Membership (as of September 10, 2018)


Teresa Amott, Honorary Co-Chair
President, Knox College


Joshua Gibb, Honorary Co-Chair
Executive Director, Galesburg Community Foundation


Mark Kelly, Honorary Co-Chair
Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events


The Honorable John Pritchard, Honorary Co-Chair
Mayor, City of Galesburg


Alison Cuddy, Co-Chair
Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director, Chicago Humanities Festival


Michelle Kim, Co-Chair
Director of Tourism, Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


Edra Soto, Co-Chair
Independent Artist and Director, The Franklin


Sharon Bradham, Executive Director, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts


Tuesday Çetin, Executive Director, Galesburg Civic Art Center


Karrie Heartlein, Director of Government and Community Relations, Knox College


Doug Johnson, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center


Uday Sharad Joshi, Director of Engagement and Innovation, Old Town School of Folk Music


Jessica Linder, Executive Director, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce


Kate Lorenz, Executive Director, Hyde Park Art Center


Kevin L. Maynard, Executive Director, The Orpheum Theatre


Lauren M. Pacheco, Curator and Director, Chicago Urban Art Society and Chicago Lowrider Festival


Samuel M. Smith, MSW, Director of Civic Engagement and Social Practice, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Susan Twomey, Second Ward Alderwoman, City of Monmouth


Cynthia Vahlkamp, Founder and President, Momentum Strategy Group, LLC


J. Gibran Villalobos, Partnerships and Engagement Liaison, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Camille Wilson White, Executive Director, Oak Park Area Arts Council


One State Together in the Arts is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Click here to learn more. Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact the One State 2018 Planning Committee via email at


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One State Together in the Arts isn’t your ordinary conference. Rather than lots of plenaries and concurrent sessions, One State has about a dozen presentations — one keynote and several 20-minute talks. Our presenters are all dynamic, electrifying, and inspiring storytellers. Thank you to our 2015 One State Presenters:
Founder / Author
Artists / Educators
The Sun Foundation
Executive Director
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Artist / Educator
96 Acres
Poet / Performer / Sound Artist / Scholar
Illinois State University
Executive Director
Arts Alliance Illinois
Producer / Director
Pens to Lens
Writer / Director
Free Street Theater
Program Director, Culture
The Joyce Foundation
Urban Designer/Farmer
Sweet Water Foundation
Artist / Professor
Northwestern University
Artistic Director
Center for Performance and Civic Practice | Sojourn Theatre
Actor / Director / Artistic Director
The Gift Theatre