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Making Arts Advocacy A Way of Life

On a recent visit to a community arts center, I was struck by the effortless inclusion of advocacy in the director’s curtain speech. Plugs for the city rolled off her tongue like: “Don’t forget to check out our wonderful restaurants,” and my favorite, “If you’re looking for a new place, you should buy here—it’s a […]

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Back to the Future (Part 2)

The power of art to bring people together, remind us of our past and propel us into our future is something that has existed for millennia. It is neither a blip on the radar screen nor is it the dawning of a new age. Instead, it is merely a reminder to go back to our future.[…]

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‘You Can’t Evict an Idea Whose Time Has Come’

At the recent Policy Link Equity Summit 2011 in Detroit at a session called “Holding Ground,” progressive presenters—including Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, who participated in the “driving filibuster” to prevent the dismantling of collective bargaining, spoke about maintaining equity in a time a cutbacks. […]

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Understanding Our Collective Sense of Place

Modernist plazas. Those large vast expanses of concrete often in the heart of a city’s downtown, perhaps lined with an allée of trees, a modernist sculpture, and a water feature. I have fond memories of spaces like these – running as a child as fast as I could from one end to the other then […]

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Understanding Our Collective Sense of Place

Modernist plazas. Those large vast expanses of concrete often in the heart of a city’s downtown, perhaps lined with an allée of trees, a modernist sculpture, and a water feature. I have fond memories of spaces like these – running as a child as fast as I could from one end to the other then […]

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A New Chapter for the Arts in Kansas

On Saturday, May 28, 2011, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback used his power to line item veto funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. This action makes Kansas unique in the nation as now being the only state without a fully funded and functional arts agency. The action came after months of heated debate between a conservative […]

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Business + Arts = Places We Want to Be

One night in mid-May, the coolest place in Cincinnati was a party on top of a painting. It was Cincinnati Fashion Week and we were all smack in the intersection of art and business. We went to parties celebrating Andy Warhol in the former Contemporary Arts Center, talks about fashion art at the Cincinnati Art […]

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