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Ann Arbor Spark

The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series: Protecting Your Work As An Artist

Wednesday, April 18 2018 at 6:00pm


Anne Savage, photographer, artist and activist

Anne Savage is a professional photographer living in Dexter. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, she has spent most of her career in the political arena, photographing for political campaigns, progressive organizations, and unions. She was hired by the Obama Victory Campaign in 2011, and since then has photographed a wide variety of political figures, including President Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, and many others. Anne is a regular contributor to Eclectablog.com and a staff photographer for Netroots Nation.

Steve Rich, attorney, laser artist and musician

Steve Rich named his law practice Photonic Legal PLLC because, along with the Illuminatus lightshowtroupe, he gets to shine lasers on buildings at events like Ann Arbor’s FoolMoon, an annual event the first Friday in April. He also plays bass in a duo. Steve advises early-stage startups and more mature, transitioning businesses and takes care of authors, designers, sculptors, performance artists, cannabis entrepreneurs, trainers, healers, inventors and others who decided to dive into their dream. He serves as in-house counsel to LoveBookOnline.com and is a board member for People’s Food Co-op, Ann Arbor. Steve lives with his wife and two sons in Dexter.

Listen in on a tag team conversation between two local professionals who blend legal and business concepts every artist needs with real-life strategies. This informal presentation will touch on contracts, copyright, watermarks, branding, infringement deterrence and other ways to stand up for yourself and your creative work, while showing the world your art has value.

Great Lakes Regional Training Center at Washtenaw Community College
Room GL202 4800 E Huron River Dr. Ann Arbor
MI United States 48105