2011-05-16

New local/regional site & a call for entries

I'll be honest, I don't have a problem with niche websites (this is certainly one) but I know there will be people beyond the target audience at new local regional site, The Boomers, who would be interested in hearing Elizabeth Barton talk about quilting. I also noticed there is a call for entries for a poster contest; I don't recall seeing that at flagpole or anywhere else online Perhaps, I missed it, but it's dreadful how regional entertainment information is scattered every where imaginable. We seem woefully disorganized compared to other states and even cities. Ok, off of my soap box for now. ;-)
Anyhow, I wish them great success and I really hope they share their content beyond their target audience. If you are interested in community folks, art & more, check out the site. Perhaps, someone will even consider crossposting or sharing their information here at athensworld.

4 comments:

Madeline said...

We want the Boomer programs to benefit the entire community. The Institute of Museums and Library Services gave the Athens Regional Library and Lyndon House Arts Center a three year grant to explore ways to engage the Baby Boomers (born 1946 - 1964) in Library and Arts Center Live Long Learning. The grant wants ideas to come from Boomers, but programs are for everyone to enjoy.

Madeline said...

That was Life Long Learning!

robin said...

I appreciate that - I really do and I think it is great that we received a grant for this project. I can see where Boomers can be a potentially underserved population -- but it bothers me when information that would be of interest to the larger community is ONLY posted at a site with such a niche target.

I'm not blaming anyone - it's just evidence of how fragmented our arts community (and music and writing and...) is. The state level is just about as bad. I have exhibit coming up in next month, should I just post it at Boomers? Of course not. Would I love to see a good turnout from that population? Of course.

alaskablue said...

It's the indigenous culture of Georgians, you see. Like not posting signs that tell you what the street names are... Everybody from Georgia just knows these things.