Hat tip, Dwayne Yancey. I note that David Trinkle was one of the original advocates for what become Roanoke’s Arts and Cultural Plan and that David Wine serves as treasurer for the Taubman Museum of Art.
Here’s the excerpt from Bowers’ speech:
I’m pleased to announce that former Vice Mayor David Trinkle and Roanoke philanthropist David Wine are organizing a local committee to address the financial and organizational demands facing the sustainability of our many cultural and arts organizations in the future.
If we do not address the crisis, that some of our cultural
organizations and museums are facing, then we will lose them and their doors will close.
It is imperative that we ACT/Now to build a sustainable foundation for Roanoke’s cultural economy. These cultural and arts organizations and museums contribute immensely to our quality of life and economic vitality, and we in this entire region need to understand that and support a solution to this challenge.