Bragging Rights


Newport News got to show off a little last week. At the annual state conference of the American Planning Association in Wintergreen, we gave a presentation on how we do public art. We can tell a great story, because our approach is so unusual: in the number and quality of the art; the enthusiastic partners that include the City, corporations, neighborhoods, schools, CNU and cultural organizations; and the generous donations from individuals and partners that make the art possible. Telling the story were Foundation Board member Jeff Stodghill and Executive Director Carol Capó, City Planning Director Sheila McAllister and former Planning Director Al Riutort.