Alex Morse Speaks at the Artist Forum
As mentioned in a previous post Dean Nimmer organized a meeting with Holyoke artists to discuss the city’s commitment to the arts and the possibilities of a “SOHO effect” of revitalization via the arts here in our city. Alex Morse did seem to say what the group wanted to hear and he appears to have an understanding of the importance of an art community to urban success from his work in downtown Providence RI; a city that has seen much of its revival via public art and projects like AS220. From my perspective, the group that was in that room witnessing tonight’s event makes up one of the cities greatest assets. These folks have invested a lot of resources and sweat equity into the development of a downtown destination for artist in work spaces and for the public with open studios and galley / performance events. It only makes sense that the city should work with a group that has had such great results with their successful DIY efforts at making Holyoke a cultural destination.
Full Audio of the event.
Thanks to Dean for organizing, thanks to Scott for use of the space and thanks to Alex for being there.
On Sunday October 30 at 6 pm the forum will conclude with a visit from Mayor Elaine Pluta
Audio quality is not the best… there was no PA or audience mics and some environmental noise that needed removal. I did the best I could with my field recorder and software – sound improves a lot after the heating system in the room shuts off.