“Art Works”

The new slogan for the National Endowment for the Arts under its new chairman, Rocco Landesman, who was confirmed Friday.  According to yesterday’s New York Times article, “Someone who works in the arts is every bit as gainfully employed as someone who works in an auto plant or a steel mill, ” Mr. Landesman said. “We’re going to make the point till people are tired of hearing it.”

Read the entire article~


Rose Johnson… Rose!

I was saddened to hear just recently of Rose Johnson’s recent passing, June 1.  I did not know Rose personally, but admired the strength of her vision, and commitment to her art.  She was part of Phoenix, and Bisbee, before it had an “art scene”. It’s very sad to hear what happened…a senseless incident on the beginning of her new adventure. I admire the strength of her work and commitment…may we all be inspired to do so much better. In honor and respect, my sincere sympathy and gratitude. Thank you, Rose.

A memorial at the Icehouse this coming Saturday, June 20 begins at 10 pm.

Here are some links to more information.