Patterico's Pontifications

9/20/2009

Fuller Skolnik Quote

Filed under: — Patterico @ 1:01 pm

Here is a fuller quote from Skolnik:

I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about a month ago in a conversation that was had. We had the idea that I would help bring together the independent artists community around the country.

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I think this it’s clear, and I heard somebody from Shepard Fairey’s team introduce themselves, and I think Shepard and the Hope poster obviously is a great example, but it’s clear as an independent art community as artists and thinkers and tastemakers and marketers and visionaries on this call, the role that we played during the campaign for the president and also during his first 200 some odd days of his presidency and the president has a clear arts agenda and has been very supportive of using art and supporting art in creative ways to talk about some of the issues that we face here in our country and also to engage people.

And I think all of us who are on this phone call were selected for a reason, and you are the ones that lead by example in your communities. You are the thought leaders. You are the ones that, if you create a piece of art or promote a piece of art or create a campaign for a company, and tell our country and our young people sort of what to do and what to be into; and what’s cool and what’s not cool.

And so I’m hoping that through this group and the goal of all this and the goal of this phone call, is through this group that we can create a stronger community amongst ourselves to get involved in things that we’re passionate about as we did during the campaign but continue to get involved in those things, to support some of the president’s initiatives, but also to do things that we are passionate about and to push the president and push his administration.

3 Responses to “Fuller Skolnik Quote”

  1. You are the thought leaders. You are the ones that, if you create a piece of art or promote a piece of art or create a campaign for a company, and tell our country and our young people sort of what to do and what to be into; and what’s cool and what’s not cool.

    The soi-disant elites are such tools. *retch*

    no one you know (7a9144)

  2. Soi-pissants, noyk. Soi-pissants.

    JD (9019c8)

  3. Comment by JD — 9/21/2009 @ 4:13 pm

    Oh yeah! LOL

    BTW, what happened to this thread on the main page…? Weird.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)


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