You may have already received this from someone else, but it is so important, we're passing it along.
Quincy Jones has started a petition to try and influence President Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. Please take a moment to go to the sight and sign at www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html
This is very important. Many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries. The United States has never appointed a person to represent the Arts. We in the Arts need this, and the country needs the Arts--now more than ever.
Please take a moment to sign this important petition, and pass it on to everyone on your e-mail list.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Secretary of Art
I received this email from one of my local art groups (Art Talk) of which I belong and thought I would share it: