Newsflash: The historic new trade deal with China that President Trump negotiated and announced yesterday contains a long-sought benefit for artists, writers, musicians and all creative types. For years China has been helping itself to our intellectual property, using it without permission and not paying a dime in compensation to its creators. This has long been a thorn in the side of not only the creative community but also American corporate interests, who have seen their proprietary information illicitly "appropriated" and then used against them on the competitive playing field.
Somehow the President persuaded China to stop this harmful, unneighborly practice, writing their agreement to do so into the wording of the new trade deal. President Trump is to be commended for accomplishing what none of his predecessors would or could do: taking action to keep Americans' intellectual property safe. It remains to be seen whether China will steadfastly abide by its promise;
The hope is that they will, conducting themselves with honor going forward.
The Art House Gallery, 4425 Cherokee St., Acworth Ga. . "Art from the Heart" exhibition. Jan. 11 - Feb. 29, 2020. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 11. The public is invited; admission is free. Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Call 678-543-5777 for more information.
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SURFACE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS
I'll be teaching this one-day workshop on March 14, 2020 at the Art House! Learn to design your own unique papers and other materials for collage, card making, scrap booking, journal making etc. I supply all the materials. All you need to bring is a sack lunch and a beverage. Hours are 10-4; fee is $90 per person. Register online at acworthartsalliance.org/purchase-workshops/classes or call 678-543-5777. Act now! Seating is limited!