Eventually, this led me to focus on the local arts scene here in the Twin Ports. I still reach out to artists abroad but I've taken a keen interest in nurturing our local arts community.
There's an experimental quality to all this. When I was a young idealist I wanted to change the world. It didn't take long for that to become disillusioning. Thirty years later I've decided to roll up my sleeves and see if in some small way I can make a difference here locally. I'm testing the idea that a strong arts community can be a catalyst for the betterment of the larger community, a theory I first heard proposed by the Art Works coalition that brought Richard Florida's ideas here a half dozen years ago.
Here are most of the interviews from January thru April. Enjoy.
Ten Minutes with Cellist/Artist Kathy McTavish
Ten Minutes with Artist/Cartoonist Simon Gray
|The Modern Primitive|
Seven Minutes with Painter Melanie Sternberg
Ten Minutes with Annie Dugan, Curator at the DAI
Ten Minutes with Veteran Artist Martin DeWitt
Ten Minutes with Kat Eldred, an Arts-Centered Life
Ten Minutes with Kat Eldred, Part II
Five Minutes With Sandra Cragin
Five Minutes with Colin Wiita
Eight Minutes with Prøve Gallery Director and Co-founder Steven Read
Spotlight on Artist / Writer Jeffrey Woolverton
Thank you to each and all for sharing yourselves here.