Dustin Booth leans back in a chair in the Manitou Art Center, something he rarely gets to do while juggling many hats as manager of the MAC. He uses the word “fortunate” often as he tells his story. He laughs and smiles. He’s easygoing.
An artist with a varied background, Dustin seems uniquely qualified for his role at the MAC. He serves as curator, tour guide, teacher, promoter, gallery manager, maintenance man and all-around go-to-guy.
Dustin talks with Humanitou about his unusually free upbringing in a creative cauldron in Nebraska. He talks about his time as a rapper and musician, leaving a full ride to college after six weeks, and learning from renowned screen printing artists.
Dustin also speaks to life philosophy, creativity, Frank Zappa’s influence … and he sits down at the grand piano in the MAC and improvises impressively for several minutes.
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