More on the whitewashing of art. The paints might be colorful, but the professionals, generally speaking, are not.

Posted: October 23, 2014 in art, for your reflection

What can we say? We touched on this awhile back with the whitewashed panel of artists here in Hartford Ct. and got ourselves in a tad bit of trouble. Check out this article to add to the discussion that no one really wants to have but everyone knows that there is a big white elephant in the room. Many thanks to our comrade Kay Kersplebedeb  for sending this article along via our facebook page and many thanks to Roberto A. Ferdman for writing the article.

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The thing about racial diversity among working artists in America is that it doesn’t exist.
WASHINGTONPOST.COM
A shake of our head to these opening lines:

The thing about racial diversity among working artists in America is that it pretty much doesn’t exist.

Nearly four out of every five people who make a living in the arts in this country are white, according to an analysis of 2012 Census Bureau data by BFAMFAPhD, a collective of artists dedicated to understanding the rising cost of artistry. The study, which surveyed more than 1.4 million people whose primary earnings come from working as an artist, represents a broad population of creative types in the country, and reveals a number of troubling truths.

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