Sunday, November 19, 2006

Let's get on board, Buffalo

Today I read an interesting article in The New York Times Style section under Travel. Titled "Liberal Arts in Philadelphia" , it examines the art scene in that city, and stresses it's pluses in comparison to NYC., specifically it's "community of generosity". The simalarities to the Buffalo art scene are striking. The availability and affordability of space to work; the low profile of the artists themselves (while not a big plus on the surface, less pressure is a better atmosphere to create), and the lack of the intense competition, which promotes cooperation in the art community. I must say, the fact that the New York Times gave such a high profile to Philly is a sign that NYC may be seeing the good sides of art scenes that differ from their own.

Note: I found this article link on the "Creativity Exchange" blog.



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