In late September, federal funding for the arts program of the Portland Coalitio
In late September, federal funding for the arts program of the Portland Coalition for the Psychiatrically Labeled was cut in half. Fortunately, Maine College of Art (MECA), with the help of Jen Daicy, 22, a MECA student, stepped in and saved the program from extinction. While the program has been saved, it now operates only five days a week rather than seven, and has had to cut back drastically on purchasing supplies. Walter Benedict, who runs the Coalition Art Gallery, where members' artwork appears, believes the gallery, which pays rent of $1,000 a month, will not make it. Benedict, who works as a full-time volunteer, suffers from cancer and plans to return to his home in Canada on Oct. 14.
Portland Coalition fo rthe Psychiatrically Labeled
Nadolink, Erik, "In late September, federal funding for the arts program of the Portland Coalitio" (2002). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 4977.
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