Broadcast dates of Plugged IN – Art Matters on TVCOGECO
Tuesday Jan 30th at 5pm and 6:30pm and 12am
Thursday Feb 1 at 5pm and 6:30pm
It will also repeat next week on the same days.
ART MATTERS TO DOWNTOWN WINDSOR
More than 150 people attended The Room, where Art Matters, an initiative by the Arts Council - Windsor & Region was held on October 25, 2006, in Downtown Windsor.
Representatives from all disciplines of art, as well as citizens, business people, politicians and municipal officials were on hand to offer their views, share ideas and support further promotion of the arts in our community, as an important economic stimulator.
A panel of experts in their respective fields delivered views on why art matters, as well as art's impact on our community .
"Arts is one of the strongest economic stimuli available to a community, as it creates tourism and positive imaging with the result being strong investment," said Tom " Bones" Malone, a professional musician, arranger, session player, and Member of the David Letterman CBS Orchestra. "It also attracts an intellectual community with ideas that foster pride (that) moves cities forward with impact and distinctive growth."
TV and film producer/director David Acomba, agrees: "Study after study has proven beyond a doubt that arts contribute much to the economy of a community. Art is as important as having a roof over your head and enough food to eat. If you don't think art matters, try living a day without it."
Questions were fielded by the panel of leading figures in the arts community, including Ted Boomer, Gavin Booth, Gina Lori Riley, Merry Ellen Scully Mosna, Marty Gervais and Demetri Vacratsis. It was an evening of presentations, questions and discussion about the importance and health of the arts.
The proceedings were moderated by Joe McParland of TV Cogeco.