Romi Slowiak, Project Manager
Promoting Art in the Hollow at the Great American History Theater.
Romi's grounding is in liberal Arts (Cornell '69) and her specialty Urban Planning (Masters from GWU 1975), but her heart is in the 'hood. Moving from the Metropolitan Council into community activism almost 30 years ago she has never looked back. From founding Executive Director of the East Side Arts Council, she moved to freelance consultant bringing neighborhood activities to the St Paul WInter Carnival, convening a charrette for reuse of the Hamm Brewery, retreats for the St. Paul Companies' Leadership Initiative in Neighborhoods Program of which she is an honoree, lobbying for the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, hosting annual fundraisers for the Phalen Poetry Park, emceeing the healing ceremony for the defaced Meditation Sculpture, and bringing performances of Tales of Hoffmann, a Picnic Operetta to the East Side. This Swede Hollow community arts festival is a wonderful opportunity to encourage all the arts while building community.