I know this blog is supposed to be about art but with only six days left to the most important election in my life time, I find myself focusing on the candidates and well art. There is nothing an artist loves more than someone who likes their work enough to purchase it. With the economy tanking art purchases have surely dropped. And worse than that, the funding for the arts in the last eight years has declined. While that declines, Exxon/Mobile has just posted another record gain $54 Billion in one quarter alone.
So, which candidate is going to support the artists, who is going to put money back into art education, who is going to put money back into NEA? Barack Obama
From Obama's website:
Our nation’s creativity has filled the world’s libraries, museums, recital halls, movie houses, and marketplaces
with works of genius. The arts embody the American spirit of self-definition. As the author of two best-selling books – Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama uniquely appreciates the role and value of creative expression.
He has a platform in support of the arts where as the Mccain campain hasn't even mentioned the arts.
So this is my soap box and I am standing on it right now asking for anyone out there who reads this blog, who is interested in seeing the arts in America to grow and flourish, please read Barack Obama's platform and then make sure you VOTE Next Tuesday, November 4th.