you gotta have art

June 10, 2013

About the only bad thing about the recent trip to Burlington was that I wasn’t able to be in town for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit (sponsored by, among other groups, UMM’s own Center for Small Towns) here on campus. It sounds like a good time was had by all, and Minnesota Public Radio posted not one, not two, but three blog posts about the event.

I agree with all the ideas mentioned here, and firmly believe that the arts are an underused tool in our economic development toolbox. I lived for two years in another rural town that was able to capitalize on the arts as an economic redevelopment idea, and I’m here to tell you – it works. Good to see the word getting out. Minnesota also has the Legacy Amendment specifically for things like this. Take advantage of it.

WF


spear and magic helmet

September 12, 2012

PBS’s Great Performances has been showing the Metropolitan Opera’s recent production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle all week. It’s been pretty awesome thus far.

Hojotoho! Heiaha!

WF