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A letter from our President, Barbara Elder:

In the darkness of the 2020 pandemic...many artists in our community continued their creative work inside their homes making sense of their daily experiences.

With all public presentations of the arts not accessible, our vibrant innovative arts communities moved online. We saw individual artists emerge online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. We saw our local cultural institutions promote talks, classes, workshops, productions, art shows and concerts online. This provided us the assurance that our gifted arts community was still at work. It also provided us with the hope that comes with hearing a beautiful piece of music; viewing a profound work of visual art; reading words that reaffirm our spirit; and watching the unfailing willpower of artists encouraging us to look inward and outward as we needed. How much we have needed them to help us through this time is immeasurable.