I Am Spartacus gets down at the Oak Street Speakeasy, August 15th, 2008, in Eugene, Oregon. The lead singer on these selections is John Lysaker, and the accompanying musicians are Steve Brence, Jeff Stolle, John Fenn and Ben Saunders. Professor Lysaker is the Philosophy dept head at the University of Oregon (TK’s boss) and the others are his colleagues and former students at the U in the Business, Folklore and English depts.
In this issue, Tina Rinaldi shares her experiences and reflects on serving as a novice chair for a community cultural planning committee. Drawing on her time on this advisory committee, Rinaldi provides an overview of the challenges and successes for citizen-led cultural review. What does it mean for the arts and culture professional to work in a forum with a high level of community participation? What are the roles of each stakeholder? Rinaldi addresses these and other questions of this dynamic and exigent forum for municipal cultural engagement.
Katie Shumm – a graduate of the UO Arts and Administration Program – has had her research published by the Community Arts Network. She also presented this research at the National Community Art Convening in Baltimore, which is held annually by the Maryland Institute College of Art.