Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pittsburgh Art: A Must Read National News Article on Pittsburgh, Art Company Inc

Art Company, Inc.: The history that once defined Pittsburgh and the questions that nearly every Rust Belt city currently faces
By Matthew Newton , The Next American City

http://americancity.org/magazine/article/art-company-inc-newton/

A great article- in particular I appreciated the honest comments from Manny Theiner of Garfield Artworks about the relation of a strong economy in Pittsburgh, job creation and how that relates to the arts.

[Editorial disclaimer from Rick Byerly] The elephant in the room as far as I'm concerned is the lack of creation of jobs in the for-profit sector in the Pittsburgh region. The high tax syndrome simply cannot be a non-issue in that debate.

Rick Byerly
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