Getting ready for Brains, Brillancy, Bohemia: Art & Politics in Jazz-Age Chicago, an art show, publication and events series taking place at Mess Hall (Chicago, IL) April 4-26. A newsletter of sorts follows; info is also avail online at ...Read More

I recall the day Vanessa Renwick called to tell me the news. "They're tearing down the House of Sound building..." rang out the voice on the other end. "I have to go down there and save that sign!" With six ...Read More

This past week I attended two emotionally charged events related to the city's economic crises. On Thursday, the Regional Arts & Culture Council presented its "State of the Arts" report to a packed City Hall, making the case for renewed ...Read More

Today at 2PM the Regional Arts and Culture Council will present its annual "State of the Arts" report at City Hall. The presentation describes the importance of arts and culture funding and how it has benefited the City. Support and ...Read More

In case you missed it, on March 5 the house and senate approved a state budget that includes $1.8 million in funds swept away from the Oregon Cultural Trust, including $1.3 million in revenue from the sale of the Cultural ...Read More

This Friday, March 13, my film The More Things Stay the Same plays at The Waypost (in Portland, OR) as part of Hunker Down To Rise Above, a film show curated by Vanessa Renwick, focusing on folks taking matters into ...Read More

Yesterday, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released grant guidelines for applying for economic stimulus and job recovery arts funds, providing $50 million to support jobs in the arts. Rather troubling, however, is that the NEA is requiring that ...Read More