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As part of a continuing community conversation on sustaining the arts, we are opening up our opinion pages and issuing an invitation to artists and executives and patrons and taxpayers and business leaders to share their thoughts on this important topic. We hope you will join in the discussion.
Read the Roanoke Times staff editorial: The art of crafting a vibrant community
Courtesy of Katherine Devine
Devine is an artist and educator in Grandin Village in Roanoke.
Commentary: Art's not just a frill, it's a profession, June 23, 2013
Courtesy of Jefferson Center
Pace is executive director of Jefferson Center.
Commentary: Children find their voices, character and communion, June 23, 2013
Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Transportation
Fitzpatrick is executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Commentary: Challenges of soliciting local government funding, June 23, 2013
Courtesy of Mill Mountain Theatre
Anderson, senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church, recently rotated off the board of Mill Mountain Theatre.
Commentary: Welcome to where? A call for regional cooperation, June 23, 2013
Courtesy of Ann Glover
Glover is a Roanoke Valley artist who exhibits work nationally.
Commentary: Art and the transformative power of collaboration, June 23, 2013
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Steger is president of Virginia Tech.
Commentary: Innovation is a shared endeavor between scientists and artists, June 23, 2013
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