Thank you to our many speakers for giving us a behind the scenes look at how the arts and culture sector has been evolving: Rosemary Gill and Dori Rubbicco of the Zeiterion Theatre, Steve Froias of The Standard-Times, Lee Heald of aha! New Bedford, Rayana Grace (LSC ’17) and John Vasconcellos (LSC ’05) of the Community Foundation of Southeastern MA, Dena Haden of the Co-Creative Center, Margo Saulnier of the City of New Bedford, Ashley Occhino and Jaime Uretsky of the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks, Lee Blake (LSC ’05) of the New Bedford Historical Society, Anne Louro of the City of New Bedford, Andrew Schnetzeer of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, Janice Hodson of the New Bedford Public Library, and Jeremiah Hernandez of EforAll SouthCoast and Superflat.
There’s no question that the arts and culture scene here on the SouthCoast has a lot of momentum; so much of it has to do with the leaders working in the space. How are they doing it? With focus, strategy, and a whole lot of collaboration! State of the Arts Columnist for the Standard-Times, Steven Froias, captured one of the discussions during our recent Arts & Culture session in this article and our Flikr page has great pictures featuring some of our other activities from the day, including our very first arts and culture scavenger hunt!