Interview: K.A. Letts in Les Femmes Folles

Arts writer Sally Deskins interviewed me for the online journal Les Femmes Folles:

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Chicago and Ann Arbor mentioned in Atlantic CityLab Report on the Arts

Yet another article on the economic importance of the arts.  We say it and say it, but is anyone listening?

Note the chart that indicates that Chicago, while hosting an important arts cluster,  is still less artcentric than its population should suggest.  Ann Arbor is listed as “punching above its weight” in the arts, but I hasten to add that this analysis includes all arts– not just visual arts– music, theater and the like.  My own personal experience in Ann Arbor indicates to me that the town is more supportive of performing arts and music than to visual arts.

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May Show Cleveland

Even not being from Toledo, it was impossible to avoid the flap in the Toledo art community over the changes to this show. Those of us that are in it certainly are feeling pretty good but the shows change has reduced the opportunity for Toledo artists to get seen and receive the imprimatur of being in the “Museum”. Here in Cleveland there has been a similar ongoing discussion about the long gone Cleveland Musuem of Art’s May Show. attached is an article written by the one of the more serious gallerists in town who happens to be a huge supporter of local artists. It is an important topic though the answers are not come from a nostalgic look at the past. http://bit.ly/1x0dJu7

Me, I am grateful to have had this opportunity.

Chuck

Hello Artists

I am working on putting together this blog so that we can all keep in touch about our future activities.  It has been a privilege to get to know you all (at least a little) and I’m looking forward to reading more about what you are doing. In this blog you can share news about your shows, residencies, successes in the studio–really, anything about your art practice that will be of interest to your fellow artists in the region.

The blog is in the developing stages, so I have only the most rudimentary elements right now.  I would like to add a gallery of works by artists, and I will be contacting you by e-mail to get some images.   All artists opting into this blog will be listed as “authors” and you may post at will.  If you are interested in dipping your toes into the blogosphere, this is an opportunity!