Artists and the WPA


Is it time for another Works Project Administration?

“Of all of Roosevelt New Deal programs, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) is the most famous, because it affected so many people’s lives. Roosevelt’s vision of a work-relief program employed more than 8.5 million people. For an average salary of $41.57 a month, WPA employees built bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports.” —American Experience

Lisa Lillibridge, dance, sing
A few of my carved pieces from a 2009 series in homage to the WPA. “Dance” & “Sing”

Two Great Links about WPA
FROM: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-wpa/

http://www.womenarts.org/harmony-project/wpa_women/

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