Summer Postcards: August 14, 2012


Evelyn Rydz, Blue Rope with Measuring Tape, Pencil and colored pencil on drafting film, 2011, courtesy Ellen Miller Gallery

We are on summer break.  But, we decided to take a break from our break to share something that we read last week in The Phoenix, Why Boston artists leave, and how things could be different.  This is an important piece, and we agree with much of what it says.  But what it misses, and what we are so passionate about, is the pivotal role that the average customer plays in a vibrant and healthy arts community.  Foundation and public money is critical, but it only goes so far.  Successful arts centers benefit from philanthropic giving, but they also always have a broad and deep consumer market as well.

Buy local. It's crucial.

Enjoy the summer break–and take a look around the site and catch up on our posts if you haven’t yet had a chance to read them.  If you want to learn more about this particular piece drop us a line.