Governor Romney may call himself a Republican, but he is not a Republican of the iconic stature of President Reagan. President Reagan fully understood the importance of the arts to the formation of the nation's character.
For six years running, the Harlem Arts Allian is presenting a seven day series of mostly free events, designed to elevate the platform for Harlem's illustrious arts and cultural scene and to renew enthusiasm and support for its great cultural institutions and artists.
Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.
Looking at the facts, exactly where does Landesman see too many theaters? Everywhere in the U.S.? I live in Bakersville, N.C. (pop. 357), and I haven't noticed the place crawling with actors and directors.
What was considered so important for artists to know back then now seems vaguely irrelevant. These days, the focus of artist-as-businessperson workshops and classes is not how to apply for money but how to earn it -- how to be entrepreneurial.
One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.
Questions arise about the viability of poetry publishing in an age of narrow audiences and little financial reward, and about gate-keeping, quality control, editorial integrity and the technologies of dissemination.
Two hugely inspirational documentaries recently screened at the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival (Third i) examine artists who have found themselves (quite unexpectedly) on a mission that may well keep them occupied for the rest of their lives.
By the end of this year, globalization in dance won't be an emerging trend... it will be a permanent state of existence, and every company should be aware of their global positioning, even if they've never toured outside of their home city.
Mitt Romney proposes that we cut the National Endowment for the Arts budget. Well, that would help a great deal. That annual budget is expected to be $146 million in 2012, significantly less than Romney and Company made on the Dade International deal alone.
Christo and Jean Claude, two immigrant Americans, are showing the nation the vitality of its arts and the creative process in not only enhancing our lives, but also as a tool for economic development and well being.