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Thanks Paul, Ken , Andy!
This is an exciting time for public art in Richmond that goes way beyond just the art of the mural. We are seeing a  grand shift in the relationship between our everyday lives and the creative community programs that have been very successful in the past couple years . Our lives , the vitality of our neighborhoods , how we live respectfully within the realm of these neighborhoods, what we give back, what we can leave for the next generation, these thoughts are  all reflected by the power of public gardens, murals, graffiti ,sculpture, art revitalization projects, technology collaboratives,  and a new keen relationship with the city and it’s  corporate leaders. Used properly, public art illuminates what is historically happening  in this lovely city, and , in a speedy informative world, broadcasts this everywhere . Richmond has to be on its toes in a time like this if we want the world  to see us as creative and innovative leaders. The world is watching and this is not the time to squabble over funding but to get behind brilliant leaders  that are beacons of change. Public art also bridges and communicates the massive generational gap between city administrators , an older conservative public, corporate leaders, and a wicked smart new breed of creatives born into a pluralistic hyperspeed omnipresent world. Public art shows a clear path from younger generational idealism to a new sensibility of optimistic pragmatism and implement able change.  The time is now , and the success of the RVA street art festival and G40 shows that the people  
 of Richmond are ready to creatively invest in its future.

Thanks Paul, Ken , Andy!
This is an exciting time for public art in Richmond that goes way beyond just the art of the mural. We are seeing a grand shift in the relationship between our everyday lives and the creative community programs that have been very successful in the past couple years . Our lives , the vitality of our neighborhoods , how we live respectfully within the realm of these neighborhoods, what we give back, what we can leave for the next generation, these thoughts are all reflected by the power of public gardens, murals, graffiti ,sculpture, art revitalization projects, technology collaboratives, and a new keen relationship with the city and it’s corporate leaders. Used properly, public art illuminates what is historically happening in this lovely city, and , in a speedy informative world, broadcasts this everywhere . Richmond has to be on its toes in a time like this if we want the world to see us as creative and innovative leaders. The world is watching and this is not the time to squabble over funding but to get behind brilliant leaders that are beacons of change. Public art also bridges and communicates the massive generational gap between city administrators , an older conservative public, corporate leaders, and a wicked smart new breed of creatives born into a pluralistic hyperspeed omnipresent world. Public art shows a clear path from younger generational idealism to a new sensibility of optimistic pragmatism and implement able change. The time is now , and the success of the RVA street art festival and G40 shows that the people
of Richmond are ready to creatively invest in its future.

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