This Spring, there will be Congressional meetings and hearings about how the arts and music benefit the economy and education. What do you think Congress can do to bolster the arts? Or conversely, should they do anything?
My friend Dave Perkins, who teaches at Houghton College, went to Europe this summer. He didn't take a camera. Instead, he took a sketch pad, a paintbrush, and a tiny tube of paint. He came back with a notebook filled with exquisite little watercolors of scenes from England to Italy.
He inspired me.