A letter from Roman Sanchez ("Good for the Soul, Good for the Economy") made it in last week's NCJ Mailbox (March 28) enthusiastically supporting local nonprofit arts organizations. I appreciate his positive appraisal of the arts scene. I come from a long line of artists and musicians and compose orchestral and chamber music, so I understand the creative impulse.
Like Sanchez, I believe that these arts groups are good for the community but can't wrap my mind around his statistics, nor do I think that all serious artists are well served in ways inclusive by these nonprofits. Continue to be generous, attend their functions and enjoy yourself, but realize that arts activity goes well beyond the fringes of sponsor-supported art. Along with supporting local nonprofits, also consider supporting artists directly with commissions.
Franklin Stover, Eureka