Real Good for Free: “The Arts: Trouble or Opportunity”

The Record and The Saratogian are co-sponsoring a panel discussion and public forum titled “The Arts: Trouble or Opportunity,” to be held at Russell Sage College’s Meader Little Theatre in Troy at 7pm on Tuesday (April 24).

Several prominent leaders of major arts institutions will participate and discuss on how their organizations have been impacted by the economy. More importantly, they will offer their vision on the future of the arts in the Capital Region. Will it be growth, down-sizing, collaboration or mergers?

The discussion will be moderated by Bob Goepfert, content coordinator for Weekender, the entertainment weekly published by the two newspapers.

Panelists scheduled to participate include:

Peter Lesser – executive director of The Egg in Albany

Philip Morris – CEO of Proctors in Schenectady

Dr. Susan Scrimshaw – president of the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany

Marcia White – producer and executive director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs

There will also be a Q&A session, during which the audience can participate in the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. But space is limited, so your RSVP is requested. You can register for the talk here.

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Second Sunday Concert Series @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (Monthly through June 13)
The New York State Writers Institute Spring Reading & Film Series @ various locations, Albany (Various days through April 27)
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