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The Last Text of Augusto Boal

Oppression, according to Brazilian theater director and political activist Augusto Boal, happens when one person is dominated by the monologue of another and has no opportunities to reply, dialogue, or interfere in the change of an event.

The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship a review by Kate Kretz

Not long ago, saying that an artist had a production line in their studio was considered an insult. Now a production line is a proud way of life for some artists, and the new book by Michael Petry explores.

Black Swan

Photo credit: Niko TaverniseDirector - Darren AronofskyWriters - Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John McLaughlinChoreographer - Benjamin MillepiedMost mainstream dance films are part of the romantic dramedy genre, but "Black Swan" is anything but typic...

Al Miner on His Self as Subject and Object

"My work is confessional...My self portraits beg for viewers to examine them, and in turn me, as closely as I do myself."

University and Professional Arts Collaborations: Mind the Gap! by Kathryn Boland

Increased partnerships between the commercial and academic worlds could strengthen the local arts sector, and contribute to the development of an arts workforce that is creative, innovative, and adaptable.

Protecting Artists When Galleries Go Bankrupt – Rob Bettmann

"DC needs to amend the Commercial Code so that artists’ property isn’t taken by creditors if a gallery goes through bankruptcy."

Why Should the Government Support the Arts?

"I wrote to artists and non-artists to ask the question: why should our government support the arts?"

Clark Ray: Why Should Government Support the Arts?

"The greatness of a people is eventually judged by what they contribute to the arts and culture of their times."

Jon Gann: Why Should Government Support the Arts?

"A society is only as strong as it allows for its arts to flourish."

Maida Withers: Why Should Government Support the Arts?

"Creativity should be the cornerstone of funding."

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Three Poems by Lenny Liane

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Two Poems by Ann Bracken

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