Thu June 6, 2013
Arts Task Force And Animal 'Grossology'
Blood suckers, slime makers and vomit munchers. Discovery Place has a summertime exhibit sure to grab your kids . . . and probably make you gag. We go inside "Grossology" on the next Charlotte Talks. But first, we sit down with some people on a mission to make sure the city's museums and cultural institutions – like Discovery Place – have stable financial future. Government grants and workplace giving have declined so dramatically in recent years that Charlotte's arts leaders are sounding the alarm. They've formed a task force to come up with solutions. We talk to the co-chairs of that task force, when Charlotte Talks.
Robert Bush - Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Arts & Science Council. He's spearheading the task force
Valecia McDowell - Attorney with Moore & Van Allen, Co-Chair of the Cultural Life Task Force
Pat Riley - President and COO of Allen Tate Company, Co-Chair of the Cultural Life Task Force
Dr. Robert Corbin - Vice President of Learning Experiences at Discovery Place
Joanie Philipp - Vice President, Exhibitions & Operations at Discovery Place