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"[The arts] are a really important mechanism for people to be able to create identity and purpose together." --- Maria Rosario Jackson Thanks to her parents, Maria Rosario Jackson , Ph.D., one of the newest members of the National Council on the Arts, has long been interested in the arts...
Washington, DC Here I am with Rip Rapson before our panel session in Detroit. Photo by Lynne Avadenka I recently visited Detroit for the Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience . This event features Kresge arts fellows, and it’s focused on Detroit, where I think they’re doing cutting-edge...
April 2, 2010 Washington, DC Rocco?s Art Works trip to Michigan on March 22 and 23 was a study in contrasts. He saw art in a rural setting and a big city environment. He saw spectacular new buildings not far from abandoned and deteriorating structures. And he saw an arts community with enormous...
March 25, 2010 Washington, DC It was great to hear from Jeff Daniels about the Purple Rose Theatre and also to get to see first-hand the transformative effect it's had on Chelsea. (Photo by Elayne Gross) I?ve just returned from a trip to Michigan, which started in Chelsea. Chelsea is a small...