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Cover design by Josh Neufeld What's in the newest issue of NEA Arts ? Interviews with Julie Taymor, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Chris Miller of Dreamworks Animation, and many more. And don't miss an original comics panel by Josh Neufeld! Did we mention there are four interviews that you'll...
The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Photo by Laura Folger Since the late 1970s, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva---better known as The Kitchen Sisters ---have been broadcasting stories from little-known corners of America. The award-winning team of independent radio producers explored...
This week's podcast is a lively conversation with Meredith Monk, who has been an innovative artistic force for over 45 years. Moving among the disciplines of voice, dance, theater, and film with fluidity and ease, Monk continues to enchant and surprise. “I work in between the cracks,...
Here I am in Evanston meeting with local civic and arts leaders about the city's Our Town project. Photos by Eric Palmer, City of Evanston, Illinois. Last week I was in Chicago for a tour of two great projects: the Our Town grant we made to the City of Evanston , and then an ArtPlace-supported...
Christine Bruno (2011 I AM PWD Co-Chair), Kathleen Martinez (Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy), Anita Hollander, and Nick Wyman (National President, Actor Equity Association). Photo by Stephanie Masucci Anita Hollander here, East Coast National Chair of AFTRA...
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and Georgia Council for the Arts Director Karen L. Paty at the Council's strategic plan kick-off event in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts My wife Sandra and I were brought up influenced by music from both the church...
Poster courtesy of International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management doesn’t exactly bear a name that screams arts organization. And that’s because it isn’t one: it’s a research and policy center that...
White Noise/ White Light by Meejin Yoon. Photo by Andy Ryan Meet Meejin Yoon, subject of this week's Art Works podcast and an award-winning architect and public artist. Working at the intersection of architecture, art, landscape, and technology, Yoon is an innovative and multidisciplinary...
Beate Minkovski. Photo by Jennifer Bisbing "I was a rebel before Woman Made Gallery was born, and I am a rebel because of it." --- Beate Minkovski Chicago artist Beate Minkovski never meant to start an art gallery. She and fellow artist Kelly Hensen were just looking for a storefront to...
2012 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens performs at the January 10 concert celebration. Photo by Michael G. Stewart Last week we celebrated the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters, and as I was saying to [NEA Music Director] Wayne Brown, I thought this was our best Jazz Masters yet. We began on Monday, January 9, the...

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