History is not a ‘past’ experience – it is being made around us and shapes our future.’
And I know that I don’t dwell on the artist community here in Newburyport but it truly is first class. Rockport’s art colony is nothing but a hollow shell while ours is vibrant and dynamic.
So what am I talking about when I combine art with history?
One of the difficulties with the whole concept of historic preservation is a host of newcomers who think that Newburyport was always beautiful and prosperous. They are failing to understand the spark that brought about our transformation.
They need to see in a dramatic fashion the evolution of our city from decaying mill town to a commercial, cultural and historic destination. And art can provide the drama to bring that message home.
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