Cornwall ON – Some people understand Art and the intrinsic role it plays in our every day lives and some don’t. Elaine MacDonald apparently does. Glen Grant didn’t seem to. Bernadette Clement is an Arty; Pat Finnerty….well…..
Jason Setnyk Gets It and Won the Night as far as Artistic Answers Went.
Mike Bedard won the Audience Response test.
There were some candidates who showed up and essentially said the same speech they’ve said before. If we the public don’t know who you are at this time of the election you should just go collect your signs now.
Single focus debates like the one at the Cornwall Public Library (btw very well done!) Wednesday night and the Environmental Debate hosted by the SD&G Greens at the Army Navy Club at 6:30 PM give candidates a real opportunity to shine and talk about one single subject. Not everyone can knock on over 3000 doors as Jason Setnyk did. (Posing with his Cornwall Transit map.
Mary Ann Hug gets it although I’m not sure if I want to see her sing….
What was really good about the evening is seeing young artists from Cornwall like Jason McNamara and Sara Murphy show up and listen to the what the candidates had to say to them essentially and the realization of city government that there’s money in art if you grow it.
Mayor Kilger Wants It
..and So does Mark MacDonald who I thought should’ve brought his Concertina
Denis Carr Lives it
and Gary Samler doesn’t think we’ll be able to afford it
In the end we’ll find out soon enough if the candidates were sincere in their appreciation of what arts can do for Cornwall, and if the city can find some loot to fund some art initiatives without raising taxes.
In the meanwhile I hope they find the money to buy the Port and save the building. It’s not that expensive. Hope Syd, and Double D are listening.
And you area artists don’t forget to sign up for ArtPreneur – I can’t think of any better way to show the city how much talent is out there and why its worth investing in than showing a big turnout for this incredible event on November 5-6 here at Nav Can.
Early Bird registration of only $70 is coming up fast and you can apply for a grant of $2000!
And for you artists that want your work exposed via The Cornwall Free News email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about Art Court!
What do you think Cornwall? You can post your comments below.