Pam Atchison & Billy Wayne / Artspace
Paula Hickman wrote, when I asked her about attendance at the Sat, Nov 3 Arts Congress, "Hope there is a good showing, since this is a chance for the art community to assess the state of the arts and build alliances."
Hickman, director of the Community Foundation of Spt-Bossier, a major grant source, continued, "For me, the "why be there" question is answered by the fact that this gathering provides an opportunity for the art community explore ways to strengthen our community's perception of art as integral in all areas of civic life. As our community gets a better understanding, attendance and funding should increase."
If you care about art in the region, you know that we have a long way to go in regards building a truly intelligent scene. Have you ever wondered how to build your market for your type of art? Let's try this Arts Congress.
This editor's focus in the Congress will be on enhancing digital communication as well as bridging East and West.
Hickman added, "Don't know if I shared our community report card, Community Counts, with you. You can access by going to our website, www.comfoundsb.org and click on news you can use."
Hope to see you about 8:30 Sat morn at Bronson Hall, LSUS. Lunch is compliments of the ComFound, I'm told.