What would possess someone to become executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board when the governor wants to cut its $10.2 million annual appropriation and turn the board into a nonprofit? Sue Gens explains why she recently took the job.
Peg Birk has had the opportunity to work with much larger budgets before, but when she becomes the George Family Foundation’s first full-time executive director today, she says the mission is a much better fit for her own life’s work.
Chris Mars, “Tolerance” (BSFA monograph). For all the change we’re supposedly living through, we still inhabit a world in which media talking heads and celebrities are regarded as artists with something to say.
Director Marion McClinton thinks an end is near to the cynicism that has plagued the United States for the past few decades, and he sees this change clearly in Eisa Davis’ recent play, “Bulrusher.” Read more… By Ed Huyck
Here’s a factual statement that sounds vaguely controversial: Kathleen van Bergen is the first woman to serve as executive director of the Schubert Club in its 126-year history. She’s just completing her second month on the job. Read more…
It’s mid-morning, mid-April. Sunny but not hot yet. I’m pretending to write. My desk is piled with partly read papers, screenplays, books, bills and a big hairy project that’s starting to take over everything.