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Two of the five metal cutout dancers -- a Yakama fancy dancer and a Mexican dancer -- displayed in a Wapato park
"There are oceans of children in this town, and this is their home," said arts entrepreneur Barbara Peterson, speaking from her office in the farm community of Wapato, Washington, roughly...
Washington, DC Video courtesy of The Right Brain Initiative Go to the web site of the Right Brain Initiative and you know immediately you?re in for some serious fun. Arrows fly across the screen as a dog descends from above. A smiling, puffing smokestack encourages you to join the mailing list. And...
Washington, DC In late March, Rocco visited Shreveport, Louisiana to talk creative placemaking and to get a first-hand look at the Shreveport Regional Art Council's (SRAC) MICD25 project . One of the artists that Rocco met during his trip was Shreveport native Poetic X (Hugh Hamilton). A 2008...
Washington, DC Here I am with Arts & Science Council President Scott Provancher during the panel discussion Charlotte: The Cultural Capital of the South at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Arts & Science Council Earlier this month, I had the...
Whether it's the legendary jazz clubs, magnificent architecture, or literary lineage, the arts are intricately woven into the fabric of New Orleans. To better understand this symbiotic relationship, we spoke...
Sacramento, CA Dancers from Sacramento Ballet perform on the street for free to better connect with the community. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Ballet Innovation Since coming to Sacramento with roots in New York and Los Angeles, I am continually inspired by being part of a community reaching for...
Washington, DC In October, Michael Killoren will join the NEA as our new director of Local Arts Agencies and Challenge America Fast Track. (Read our press release here .) Michael joins us from Seattle where he's been serving in Mayor Mike McGinn's cabinet as the city's director of arts...
For passengers lucky enough to catch certain Connecticut Transit buses on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, a simple commute can transform into an unexpected artistic experience. Theater groups, spoken-word poets,...

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