Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pittsburgh Art: Art Company, Inc Article on Pgh Arts

I wanted to repost the below article link to independent journalist Matthew Newton's article on Pittsburgh art, a must read for anyone in the region and of any so called "rust belt" region (i personally don't like the rust belt jargon which so many people use but don't worry it doesn't take away from the great content and quotes in the below article).

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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