Check out this column by Judith Hoglander of Gloucester Stage Company and Matt Wilson of MASSCreative for the Gloucester Times:
"Anyone who’s taken in the sights and sounds of the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, strolled the galleries at Rocky Neck Art Colony, enjoyed a production at Gloucester Stage Company, or reveled in the creativity regularly unleashed on the Cape Ann Improv stage, knows that the arts are an integral part of the social fabric of Gloucester and its local economy.
In this election season, it is vital that voters get the information they need to assess where mayoral candidates Sefatia Romeo Theken and Paul McGeary stand on arts and cultural issues. This ranges from the roles that arts and culture is playing in the economic health of Gloucester, and the education of our students. It also includes what each candidate believes is the proper role a municipal leader should play in arts and culture, and what role they intend to play.