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Kath Montstream 
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Re: “Burlington's Brickwork Art Studios to Be Closed

Here's a piece: Six Creative Ways Artists Can Improve Communities.
https://www.theguardian.com/culture-profes…

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Posted by Kath Montstream on 05/01/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Burlington's Brickwork Art Studios to Be Closed

Dear Paco.
I would also like to congratulate Mr. Jacobs for purchasing such a fine industrial relic that apparently used to make Nabisco crackers in the day.

In response to your comments, the city has designated this region as the "South End Arts District;" thus making studios available to potters, forgers of hand made knives, printers, glassblowers, jewelry makers and galleries. Tourists love to find us, and we're a draw for BTV. Have you been to the South End Art Hop? It is Vermont's largest art event and attracts more than 30,000 for a weekend filled with open studios, music & food. In the SEAD, visitors will find all kinds of artists; I'm unclear why you chose to use quotations around "artists."
Communities need artists now more than ever; you question the benefit we have in our community? J. Paul Getty said "The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor." Your suggestion to move our studios to Barre, St. J, Springfield or Rutland is not realistic. We love our town and want to work here.
Sales & Use Tax. I've been paying quarterly since 1989. Because I am tax exempt, one canvas that cost me $200. at 7% sales tax would earn the state just $14. But because I am exempt, I then tax my patrons for the finished product. So instead, I paint a landscape, sell it for $3000. and then write a check to the state for 7% = $210. And that's just one piece. Does that not benefit the city? I happily contribute as I love this state, I love Burlington, and I really loved my studio at Brickwork Art Studios.

Good luck to you, Paco.
Katharine Montstream
Montstream Studio, Burlington, Vermont

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Posted by Kath Montstream on 05/01/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “New Moran? Development Group Takes Another Shot at Renovation

To anyone who thinks the redevelopment is not a good idea, I invite you to tour the inside. You might be surprised at the possibilities. Photos of the interior here: https://moranplant.org/get-informed/

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Posted by Kath Montstream on 01/24/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Kathleen De Simone

lovely, this fits her to a tea.

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Posted by Kath Montstream on 10/28/2015 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Bells Over Burlington: A Church's Chimes Get Mixed Reviews

We live 5 or 6 blocks away and hear it clearly. I think that they should go on longer than it takes the bells at city hall to chime 12 times at noon. And at 2:45, they have the same amount of time as 2 chimes, etc. Seems a little unfair to have to listen to the good part of a hymn if that's not what you want to hear.

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Posted by Kath Montstream on 11/06/2014 at 6:41 PM

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