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Nov. 8: Founder of Charitable Arts Organization in Twin Cities to Deliver Andreas Lecture

Sue Crolick will discuss “Inspiring Stories from a ‘Mad Men’ Trailblazer.”

2017-11-09
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-1-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Sue Crolick (pictured), a former long-time Minnesota advertising professional who in 1994 founded Art Buddies, a nonprofit that pairs creative volunteers with underprivileged kids, will discuss “Inspiring Stories from a ‘Mad Men’ Trailblazer” Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

Crolick’s presentation, free and open to the public, is a Nadine B. Andreas Artist Lecture that is part of the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art’s Art Enrichment and Andreas Endowment Lecture and Residency Series.

A Department of Art preview described Crolick’s presentation as follows:

“Sue started her advertising career in the ‘Mad Men’ era, and knows all about those three-martini lunches!

“She was the first female art director at two of Minneapolis’ largest ad agencies, and won the top awards in her field, including Golds from the One Show and New York Art Directors Club. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Minnesota Advertising Federation, and won two Best of Shows in its annual competition.

“Sue will tell what it was like to be a female in the male-dominated advertising world, what happened after her agency burned down, and how much fun she had making ads for creative people.

“See how a failed romance led her to start her own advertising and design business, and how a major illness inspired her to start Art Buddies. For her work with Art Buddies, Sue was named a Purpose Prize Fellow and national leader in social innovation.”

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2017-2018 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located online.

The Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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