Monday, November 2, 2009

Fleisher Art Memorial

The Fleisher Art Memorial is hosting a town hall this Thurs., November 5th, at 5:30 pm, which is slated to be an “open discussion with Fleisher staff to learn about our efforts to evaluate Fleisher’s programming, gather ideas, and brainstorm solutions.”

“Solutions?” you may be wondering. “To what?” Well, the answer seems to appear on another part of their website:

“The current economic climate has reduced some of our investment income, and challenged staff to think creatively about how we deliver our programs.”

A benevolent little birdie is telling us that, sadly, all that creative thinking has resulted in this decision: Jack up the prices.

For more than 100 years, Fleisher has provided tuition-free art instruction to city residents of all economic and cultural backgrounds. Please help protect this wonderful gift. If you can, please get to the town hall this Thursday and be a part of the discussion.

In advance, I thank you, thank you, thank you.

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