Recently, I had the pleasure to be the moderator for a panel whose distinguished participants included Mr. Benson and were part of "Artist as Author," an unusual exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County museum in Lake Worth, Florida.
Artists are told that they must take an active role in the development of their careers, this brings up the question of whether or not self-pay garners the same art world esteem as when someone else is the underwriter.
A potential treat while driving across the country can be the discovery of offbeat town names, like Art City, Utah. Since I saw that one, I have kept my eyes peeled for more examples, and I have collected literally hundreds of crazy sounding places.
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