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The arts aren't recession-proof.  The Connecticut Opera has closed, donations are down, endowments have shrunk, and some have called for the government to help keep arts organizations alive.
But should the government be in the business of funding artistic expression?   Join us for Where We LiveLIVE at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Tuesday night May 26th at 7:00 P.M. for our conversation “ShouldGovernment Fund the Arts?”   The event will be taped for air on Thursday May 28th.  
 
Among the guests are Luis Cotto, Hartford City Councilman, who has been pushing for increased arts funding, while helping to start a performance series at Billings Forge in the city's Frog Hollow neighborhood. Also, Karen Senich, Executive Director of the state Commission on Culture and Tourism; and Colin McEnroe - Hartford Courant columnist and blogger and host of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's "Connections" series.  And, we'll be talking with several artists, including improvising trumpeter Stephen Haynes.  
 
Our last RAW event, "Aftermath" exploring the impact of the Presidential election, was a big success and attracted a large and engaged crowd.  If you haven't seen Real Art Ways beautiful exhibit space, or if you just want to take part in an interesting conversation, I hope you can join us.  
 
For more information, visit the Real Art Ways website, call them at 860-232-1006 or email us at wherewelive@wnpr.org.