Stronger Together…Through the Arts

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Stronger Together…Through the Arts Over the last two weeks we have looked at how the arts can help address some of the major topics of conversation in our nation. We saw how the arts can help “Make America Safe Again” by being a tool to prevent crime and a resource in our time of healing after […]

Working Together…Through the Arts

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Working Together…Through the Arts When we approach a problem, we look for a solution. And more often than not, the solution involves more than one item. “I need hammer and a nail,” or “I need lunch and a nap.” When we tackle some of our biggest issues as a nation, we look for multiple approaches […]

United Together…Through the Arts

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania begins today. Through Thursday, July 28, the Democratic Party will focus on a series of issues to be addressed by various party leaders, celebrities, and political figures, and ultimately will solidify Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic candidate for President. The Convention is held over four days, and each day the […]

Make America One Again…Through the Arts

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  Make America One Again…Through the Arts. We stand as one. It’s in our name, it runs in our blood, it is proclaimed every time we reach new heights or pick up our neighbor when they’re down. The United States of America’s best attribute is our ability to stand together when we face triumph, and when […]

Make America First Again…Through the Arts

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Make America First Again…Through the Arts.   If there is one thing a presidential election does for our country, it reignites a fervent patriotism in every person. Whether you love where our country is, or whether you hate it, there’s room for every opinion and passion during the circus we call a presidential election. And if there’s one thing […]

Make America Work Again…Through the Arts

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  Make America Work Again…Through the Arts. In 1934, President Franklin Delano Rosevelt signed into law the “Federal Emergency Relief Act”, the precursor the the “New Deal”. After it passed, the question arose whether or not artists would qualify for the federal relief funding provided by the legislation. The Public Works of Art Project was then created […]

Make America Safe Again…Through the Arts

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Today marks the beginning of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. From today through Thursday, the GOP will focus on a series of issues to be addressed by various party leaders, celebrities, and political figures, and ultimately will solidify Donal Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate for President. The Convention is held over […]

Betty Plumb to Retire in 2016

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Dear Friends,   After more than 30 years in the arts administration and advocacy field, 27 of those years with the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA), I recently notified my board that I would be stepping down as Executive Director effective September 1, 2016, the month that I will observe my 70th Birthday.  .  In advocacy […]