Thursday, September 07, 2006
Thoughtful mayoral candidates spoke to small audience in forum sponsored by SRAC and numerous allied arts organizations
Artists of the wilder, purer sort are traditionally apolitical beings. Some of those eccentrics are impoverished, some are supported by a fund. But the rest of us exist in a world compromised by rent, medical bills and car payments. We are paying-the-bills sort of artists, often subsidy-friendly, commercial-minded, grant-aware and ambitious.
Seems to me that the majority of artists stand to benefit from being politically aware. Maybe even politcally active.
The next mayoral forum, you ask? That would be Th, Sept. 14, says Roy Gerritson of Red River Radio. The public radio affiliate and the Times will partner in a forum to be held at the UC Theater in the LSUS student center. It will be broadcast in real time from 7 to 8 pm. "Questions are being taken on the Times web page, and queries written by the audience may also be used Thursday evening," said Gerritson.