Arts Action Alert 10-29-12:
Before you vote, here's what you need to know about the candidates and the arts
From: Arts Wisconsin (email@example.com)
Monday, October 29, 2012 6:01 AM
Before you vote on November 6 (or earlier), here’s what you need to know about the candidates and the arts
As the November 6 elections draw near, Arts Wisconsin, your statewide arts service, advocacy and development organization, is providing information on statewide and national candidates' positions on the arts, arts education and creative economy, as a service to its statewide constituency. This information is provided for educational purposes and without comment.
Congressional Arts Report Card 2012 access here.
Arts and Culture: Democrats are proud of our support for arts funding and education. We are committed to continuing the policies and programs that have already done so much for our creative arts industry and economy. Investment in the arts strengthens our communities and contributes to our nation's rich cultural heritage. We will continue to support public funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and for programs providing art and music education in primary and secondary schools. The entire nation prospers when we protect and promote the unique and original artistic and cultural contributions of the women and men who create and preserve our nation's heritage.
There are still a few days left in National Arts and Humanities Month, and in the final week before Election Day, this is a great time to reach out to candidate on all levels. Use Arts Wisconsin's Arts Action Resource Guide to connect with your candidates, and read President Obama's National Arts and Humanities Month proclamation here.
It’s every citizen’s right and duty to vote. Please VOTE on or before Tuesday, November 6!
How to contact your representatives Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly contact information: www.legis.wisconsin.gov Contact info for U.S. Senators and House members: www.contactingthecongress.org/
Wisconsin politics and voting websites
The Wheeler Report: www.thewheelerreport.com www.WisPolitics.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Election 2012 Center League of Women Voters of WI
Wisconsin Vote Wisconsin Eye Voter Public Access
Arts Action Alerts are a service of Arts Wisconsin and its Legislative Action Center. Arts Wisconsin provides timely and critical information and actions on local and global arts, community and government issues throughout the year. Please forward this email on to colleagues and peers who should have this information, so they can also stay in touch and involved.
Please support Arts Wisconsin's statewide advocacy, service and development programs and services with a membership contribution, so that we can continue to do our work on your behalf especially important at this critical time and so that everyone, everywhere in Wisconsin can continue to participate in and benefit from the arts, culture, creativity and innovation. Many thanks!
My first subway platform, NY 2012
For this quarterly article we were asked to write about how we maintain our creativity.
When I was in my late teens, I began a practice of occasional interruption that continues to be an important part of my creative process. I started taking time to wander when I needed it. I would get in my car and drive around (at that time, usually downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis), wandering into libraries, bookstores, art museums, coffee houses, even college campuses and airports. I always brought my sketchbook and would fill pages during those outings with lists, poems, rants, idea webs, sketches, and other random fragments from the day.
There is something about wandering. It’s transcendent. It allows for discovery, chance, connectivity, and immersion. It’s more than simply a change of scenery or a break from the mundane, it’s an opportunity to be truly receptive to unanswered questions. In “A Field Guide to Getting Lost,” Rebecca Solnit wrote, “To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.”
I wander in texts, dialogues, terrains, and with others. What started as an isolated practice has grown into the fruition of curiosities, discourses, and collaborations; all of which inform my work and renew my curiosities for the unknown.
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