Alice Lovelace: Organizer, Performance Poet, Teacher will present "Armed with Art" on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shirley Recital Hall in the Salem Fine Arts Center. Lovelace has been involved in the arts as an artist, teacher, activist, sponsor and funder for 30-plus years. In the late 1970s she worked with Toni Cade Bambara to organize the Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAWW) and was a coordinator for the historic 1980 Conference on Black South Literature and Art at Emory University. She is currently co-editor of the online publication In Motion Magazine. She has served as contributing editor for High Performance Magazine and she is a contributor to the online publication Community Arts Network. She has served on the board of N.A.A.O. (National Association of Artists Organization) representing the Southeast region, and as a panelist, program reviewer and policy evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Expansion Arts Program and the Inter Arts Program. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Committee on Cultural Events.