So, I know I don’t normally get into politics, but Bobby Shriver is running for LA County Supervisor and he and his wife are LEGIT arts supporting politicians. One, you should vote no matter what, if you haven’t registered, look into it here, because your voice is important in how the city grows and two, county supervisor is a major position with a great deal of influence on the things that matter most to us and you should educate yourself accordingly.
Bobby Shriver and his family has long been a supporter of arts and culture in LA. His wife Malissa Shriver is the former chair of the California Arts Council and a strong advocate for arts education and art and culture. Shriver believes that art and culture are vital to the economic and educational health of our region and will work to protect and grow art and culture in LA county. Shriver will be a strong advocate for LA County’s creative economy. Not only are the arts and creative industries central to the identity of Los Angeles but they are a major source of employment and economic output.
I read this and really felt supported in my future goals of continuing to make Los Angeles the artistic capitol it can be, and if that’s important to you as well, if you take a minute and contribute just a few dollars to our shared future, that would be great*. I think we all know from experience now how our combined efforts can make amazing things happen. It truly adds up! If you can’t, that’s also cool. What is not negotiable is the registering to vote if you haven’t yet. That is mandatory. The election is June 3rd. Mark your calendars.
“But with artworks the history of a picture’s journey through time also tells an important story. Where a picture has been, who its various owners were, and where it has been exhibited and published all reveal something about how it was valued, and how it was interpreted—that is to say, what the painting meant, even “said,” to those who experienced it in the past.”—Timothy O. Benson on the importance of provenance