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Arts And Their Place In The Down Economy

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with leaders of area arts organizations and discussed how they have been affected by the recession. Joining us in studio were Bloomington Area Arts Council Executive Director Rob Hanrahan, Columbus Area Arts Council Coordinator Jeff Kuehl, Arts Illiana Executive Director John Robeson, and Jasper Community Arts Director Kit Miracle.

  • Monique Cagle

    I'm an artist in Brown County and I'd like to point out that while Brown County does not have an official art center with walls, we do have a thriving art center without walls. We have several active arts organizations such as Art Alliance Brown County, many galleries, and individual artists who work together to offer exhibit space, classes, student mentoring, and they raise funds for mini grants and scholarships through activities such as the Brown County Artful Dining Gala and the Brown County Studio Tour. Our community had a need and the artists came together to to organize these activities and promote the arts in Brown County.


    Monique Cagle

    (a loyal WFIU listener since….. birth probably!)

  • Kit Miracle

    The arts in Indiana will continue to thrive despite state budget cuts. We have so much creative talent in the state, that arguments over budgeting won't surpress the true artists, musicians, writers and other innovative thinkers. Just keep doing what you're doing…and with verve!

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