I first encountered the concept of "flow" more than 40 years ago at a summer ceramics workshop in California. One of the instructors tried to explain what happened in that moment of creativity at the potter’s wheel when we felt excited and calm at the same...Read More
The tension around the upcoming election is really getting to me. As I often do when anxious, I search through my favorite poems, looking for wisdom or solace or inspiration.
So it was that I came across the following three poems. The first, by Denise...Read More
In Atlanta this week, I am attending the annual conference of Grantmakers in the Arts, a professional association for my very specialized field. About 300 arts staff from family, private, corporate and community foundations and public funding agencies are...Read More
This week I received a newsflash from Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit arts advocacy organization, alerting me to the presidential candidates' views on the arts. Whether or not you believe the federal government should support the arts, the statements and...Read More