Opinion | Mayor Bowser’s nominee for the DC Arts Commission deserves consideration

If Mendelson wins, the voice of two of this city’s most notable and outspoken advocates for making art funding more inclusive and fair will be silenced. It could mean victory for some in the established arts and culture communities, who, according to another council source, view Hopkinson and Barry as “troublemakers.” But given several artists and small art organizations struggling to make ends meet, Hopkinson, an art and humanities researcher, and Barry, imbued with public service and community development, are thrown under the bus because they have made, in the words of John Lewis , “good trouble.”

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