My tiny little artist buddy, Jess, has a cool tiny little arts blog;Â jamartandsupplies.com
She finally reveals what we have known for a long time;
Prior to moving out toÂ BalticÂ and taking on The Retreat, Deb was the Executive Director of the Sioux Empire Arts Council. For eight years Deb increased the Arts Council’s funding and created the art galleries at The Falls’s Horse Barn.
When I interviewedÂ Zach DeBoerÂ for my lastÂ blog post, I asked him why he thought places like the Horse Barn closed. He thought that because they weren’t around to utilize Facebook to their advantage they weren’t getting the support that social media can muster. Deb agreed that they weren’t around to use Facebook, but bluntly put,Â â€œThe Pavilion killed itâ€¦if they want to know what happened to the Horse Barn askÂ David Merhib.â€
I honestly want to move past the old drama,Â and it’s beyond question thatÂ Deb does too.
I have often called the Pavilion the ‘Black Hole of Local Art’. They suck it up, then devour it, and lay around in it’s aftermath.
Still waiting for that forensic audit of the Pavilion after hearing this. Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock.