Marian McCaa Thomas

Each month on the Westport Center for the Arts web site an “arts reflection” is posted which aims to inspire those who create music, poetry, choreography, drama, visual art, or literature. A Kansas Citian friend of mine recently applied to become Executive Director of a national organization which encourages group singing in places of worship, as well as the composition of new words and music to be sung by those groups. She told me that on the plane flight to go for her final interview, she went to the WCA web site and read the “arts reflection” posts in preparation, to remind her of what matters most in furthering the creative arts. The interview went well, and she was hired for the position. Sometimes the pebbles we toss into the pond create ever-widening circles of the lively arts, and more communities are created.