Saturday, January 10, 2009

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program

A friend sent me an e-mail today about a petition asking President-elect (soon just plain Prez!) Barack Obama to consider creating the position of Secretary of the Arts.

Secretary of the Arts? Who has a Secretary of the Arts?

Well, actually, everyone. The position of Minister of Arts and Cultural Affairs goes back generations in many countries. Ideally, the office would protect the arts and artists and promote the kind of creative thinking that enables problem solving and innovation through education, exhibition and performance. 

The idea began with a remark by Quincy Jones, who said that he intended to ask our new president to consider it. Please go here and consider signing the petition to add weight to his words. 

Thank you. 

I now return you to your regularly scheduled weekend. 

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