A Plea for Cultural Education

The taboo subject of race and ethnicity in the country has stalemated progress for equity of access and achievement in racial and ethnic minorities.  The glaring exception to this fact is the Asian populations who are still strife with their own issues, but are on par with whites.  The historical impediments to equal education are … Continue reading

Death Panel for the Arts: Final Part

What happened during this nine-year battle is the interesting.  The NEA from 1982 to 1995 was granting individual artists in six different fields, “Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books, Photography, Crafts, and Conceptual/ Performance/ New Genres.” (Dowley, p128)  But Congress, in upheaval from Mapplethorpe and Serrano eliminated funding for all visual and performance artists in 1995.  Section … Continue reading

The Arts are Alive in DC! When do they come off life-support?

With the finishing of Arts Advocacy Day and the passing of the FY13 budget for the District, one has to wonder, “When will the arts be given the credit they deserve?”  It’s easy to pick on the arts, they don’t fight back with guns and legislation, instead choosing to war with paint, movement, and grace. … Continue reading