March Artist Spotlight: Musician of Preservation, Laura MacKenzie

March Artist Spotlight:  Musician of Preservation, Laura MacKenzie

"When performing, I always remember what an effort it is for people to even decide to come out, to travel, park, pay if needs be, enter an unfamiliar room - what faith they have, to just get to the venue. I always intend to honor that faith, and give them something which over time I have found to be of great value. I do not try to compromise the music or song with too many efforts to be popular or familiar."

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Eliminating Federal Funding for the Arts Means Fewer Opportunities for Minnesota Students, Artists

Eliminating Federal Funding for the Arts Means Fewer Opportunities for Minnesota Students, Artists

Saint Paul, MN (March 16, 2017) – Today, President Trump proposed a federal budget plan that would eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.  If enacted, these proposed budget cuts would have an immediate negative impact on COMPAS artists and students in Minnesota by reducing the amount of funding available through state arts agencies.

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February Artist Spotlight: Introspective Poet, Rachel Moritz

February Artist Spotlight: Introspective Poet, Rachel Moritz

"With younger kids—say K-3rd grade—the mechanics of spelling and the effort of handwriting can get in the way of pleasure. For older adults with dementia or physical limitations, writing by hand is not always possible. In both cases, focusing on the orality of poetry makes its original delight accessible to all. Respect and love matter in both settings, also imagination and reverie."

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