Van Bramer Visits Local Artists, Encourages Government Advocacy For The Arts
On November 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the non-profit arts advocacy organization Fractured Atlas for a question and answer session with local artists at Topaz Arts in Woodside. As Chair of the Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee Van Bramer is a longtime advocate of the arts and has worked to foster an environment in his district and across New York City that both encourages and supports thriving artist communities. “I believe we need a dialogue that will help shape as well as protect the future of culture and the arts in New York City,” Van Bramer said. “The arts, and the artists who create art, enrich our communities and support our local economy. Organizations like Fractured Atlas and Topaz Arts provide indispensable services to our city.” Fractured Atlas offers support to New York artists and encourages support for the arts at all levels of government. Topaz Arts rents studio space in Woodside for artists and offers performance space to display their work.