Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, OH has a long history through the decades. It’s served the community in times of war, recession, renovations, and now the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the past year of social distancing and remote learning, the faculty and staff of this west-side arts mecca has continued to offerContinue reading “Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic”

Cleveland theaters respond to pandemic

A recent WKYC.com article by Kevin Landers is boldly titled, “Ohio Citizens for the Arts warns without federal or state funding, theaters may never reopen1.” Amidst this life-altering pandemic, alarm bells go off when reading statements like this one. It’s true – the arts are hurting around the world right now. “The rate of unemploymentContinue reading “Cleveland theaters respond to pandemic”

Wells Fargo ad shows us why we need to continue the Arts Education discussion

I want to talk about this and open up an honest and respectful conversation with the Arts community: the now infamous Wells Fargo ad that’s got the creative world hopping with anger. The ad came to my attention in the first few days of September 2016. As you can see, the “A ballerina yesterday. AnContinue reading “Wells Fargo ad shows us why we need to continue the Arts Education discussion”