May 15, 2006
Quote the artistby
While I have on occasion commissioned pieces written by artists for my newspaper, it is pretty rare. For one thing, artists are busy being artists and I haven't found that many who are interested in writing for publication. It's great when we can get their voices into print, but keep in mind that we do that many times a week when our reporters and critics interview artists, directors, curators, actors, musicians and composerrs for stories about upcoming shows, plays, exhibits and concerts. Those stories get artists' voices into the paper. Reported stories like those in the arts are relatively rare in blog-o-land, where one is more likely to encounter opinion without reporting.
Posted by at May 15, 2006 11:17 PM