Read the collection of comments from social media in response to The Light’s coverage of the future of courses at UMD’s College of Visual and Performing Arts
Commentary: Arts classes are changing in New Bedford … and it’s hard to adapt to changes
In the ’60s I attended BU School of Fine Arts. Back then they had painting, sculpture, design, and art education as their major courses. My parents thought I should go […]
Letter: New arts curricula will bring new students to New Bedford
“CVPA is trying to respond to the new times — which includes providing spaces and tools for students to perfect their craft.”
Wake up, New Bedford. If UMD’s traditional fine arts succumb to the practical, the city will lose.
Talk to anyone who has been involved in the renewal of downtown New Bedford over the last 20 years and they will tell you the arrival of UMass Dartmouth artists has been an integral part of the city’s revival.
Changing nature of UMD’s art classes at New Bedford’s Star Store Campus fuels concern
The college dean sees the necessity to expand design space and downsize some underutilized studio arts spaces, while others worry the campus will lose the faculty and students who earned it a national reputation and played a role in the city’s revitalization.