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Let’s paint the picture: a Department of Arts and Culture, with a budget to match

Or take George Washington’s word: ‘Arts and sciences [are] essential to the prosperity of the state’

Whether one supports a Cabinet-level culture secretary, it is not accurate to claim, as Jeff Jacoby does, that “for most of American history, that wall of separation between art and state was intact” until FDR and the Works Progress Administration (“No ministry of culture, please, we’re American,” Ideas, July 25). There was never a wall of separation.

Congress chartered a musical ensemble in 1798, the Marine Band, and purchased works of art by the Revolutionary War veteran John Trumbull to adorn the new

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St. Petersburg artist will paint an IndyCar at Grand Prix

In a rare collaboration between art and racing culture, St. Petersburg-based artist Ya La’ford will have a presence during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

She was commissioned by Vuse, which is in a partnership with racing team Arrow Maclaren SP, to create a large scale artwork that commemorates the race and to paint one of their IndyCars live trackside during the Grand Prix.

La’ford said she was given creative freedom. The only stipulation was to use the team’s colors of papaya, blue and black.

“When I think about the art I’m creating, the essence of it is the

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