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ThinkWY: Raul Gutierrez, Anne Muller and Mary Erickson to speak about Art and Activism tonight

ThinkWY: Raul Gutierrez, Anne Muller and Mary Erickson to speak about Art and Activism tonight

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Tonight, ThinkWY will host a free presentation on Art and Activism. The event, held at the Pink Garter Theatre lobby, will include three presentations by Raul Gutierrez, Anne Muller and Mary Erickson. *Raul Gutierrez* Gutierrez is the Managing Director of Production & Management Miami, LLC and owner and cinematographer of Peak Films. In the summer of 2014, Gutierrez launched Peak Films, an independent digital film production company based in Jackson Hole. Peak Films' mission is to focus on the human stories that exist within this unique mountain community. In fulfilling this objective, production is currently underway on the company's first documentary Postcards from Paradise, a film that reveals the effects of the affordable housing crisis. His talk will be about his documentary including why he was motivated to produce it and what he hopes to accomplish by its release. Some of the topics he will cover include the documentary process, the housing crisis, and the power of awareness. *Anne Muller* Muller, artist and photographer, along with Nancy Hoffman and Mary Erickson launched a movement called "The Awareness Project JH." "The Awareness Project JH" engages the community of Jackson Hole - through the arts, dialogue, and storytelling - in understanding the growing population of at-risk individuals and families in our community. Muller's artistry includes - being a painter, director, dancer, choreographer, ballet teacher and sculptor - and, in one way or another, they have all had to do with the telling of people's stories. *Mary Erickson* Mary Erickson is the Executive Director of the Community Resource Center, former assistant priest at St. John's Episcopal Church and holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Erickson is a leadership professional with proven success in grassroots community organizing. She has a track record of developing innovative programs with necessary organizational support and was the founder of Jackson Hole United. Her talk will focus on being a voice for people in poverty as well as educating on the housing crisis and how it affects her clients. She will encourage us to think outside the box to discuss housing as a moral issue. The ThinkWY Arts and Activism event tonight is hosted by the Wyoming Humanities Council. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public. *Feature Photo: ThinkWY event. h/t Wyoming Humanities Council / Pitchengine Communities * #buckrail