- Sarah McDonald
- December 08, 2012 - 12:56
I can barely express myself for the rage I feel over the ignorant comments of Joe Kielley. I am an artist who has made a living on the west coast of the island for 20 years. I presently reside and work in Corner Brook but spent 10 years in Stephenville and can avow that both towns and the others, ports and coves around them are abundant with art and artistic knowledge. Despite Joe's 'insight' which I firmly believe is warped by a 'beyond the over-pass' mentality, we have and have always had a thriving arts community and the addition of arts-realted programming at CNA and Grenfell are instrumental in its promotion. I would hope to see artists from across Newfoundland and Labrador speak up against Mr. Kielley's comments - they are damaging to our province as well as our work and he should be ashamed.