Creative Entrepreneurship


I learned of Arts InFocus a couple of weeks ago.

Arts InFocus is a collaboration with more than 30 PBS stations across the country – sharing content with each other to spotlight the amazing arts and cultural scenes of communities nationwide. The series airs Fridays at 8:30pm on WXXI-TV and on select PBS stations across the country, and serves as a perfect lead-in to Friday night’s PBS Arts block. PBS Arts programming presents a series of programs that highlight music, theater, performers and artists. Arts InFocus repeats Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV and is available on demand on this web site.

John Ballou, however, I met a few years ago. We were both set up to sell at Spot Coffee on a Sunday afternoon, I think it was. I was somewhat new to shows and was offered this $10 opportunity by Vickie Porter, I think it was. My memory is fuzzy but I think maybe Jen Born was there too. There were only about a half dozen of us. I was happy to meet some new friends – and unhappy to not meet a single customer.

Two Little Boys Stamp

I watched John carve stamps that afternoon, mesmerized. I honestly didn’t know a human could carve such tiny, intricate detail by hand. And when I look at his work now, I’m even more blown away. Pop over to his blog and read some behind the scenes stuff, then watch his appearance on Arts InFocus.

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