Don Russell has been a leader in the integration of contemporary arts and society since 1976. His work focuses on nurturing and amplifying artists who expand both the contents and contexts for art. He is currently University Curator at George Mason University where he directs Provisions Research Center for Arts and Social Change. He has organized over one hundred exhibitions as well as public art commissions, residencies, conferences and research projects. His work spans all contemporary art media with particular emphasis on photography, artists’ publications, public art and new media. He is interested in investigating the transformative potential of art in community development and democratic discourse in today’s global environment. He is President of Art Resources International he previously Directed Washington Project for the Arts and was curator at Visual Studies Workshop.