Monday, December 13, 2004

Greensboro is cooler than Charlotte

. . . according to Rusty Sheridan:

Greensboro is way cooler. There's so much more character and leisure to be found here. There's Tate street. The Weatherspoon art gallery. The old Carolina Theater. College radio stations like WUAG and Guilford college's station. Guilford Courthouse military park. The walking trails that weave in and out of the Lake Brandt area. Old college campuses like UNCG, Guilford College, and Greensboro College. A quaint downtown. Traffic that doesn't suck your will to live like Charlotte's does. (Read the whole thing.)
People like Rusty are who I think of when I hear the term "creative class:" he makes movies. Do you think he's what the Action Greensboro folks have in mind, too? Hmmm.


Anonymous said...

See, Greensboro IS cool and the creative class is more than those who make movies. Action Greensboro doesn't define what is creative; people in Greensboro do. If you'd been part of the process (I have been), you'd know that Action Greensboro facilitates Greensboro folks getting together to create their own definitions. It was a heckuva lotta work and still is; great minds are combining to not only define what creative means but also to nurture and facilitate that creativity.

Unbelievable as it might sound to someone who hasn't been part of this, there is no "what Action Greensboro has in mind." It's a facilitation of regular folks who have something to say and want to make a difference.

That's another reason why Greensboro is so cool.


David Wharton said...

Point taken. No more cheap shots from me on AG or the creative class.

Thanks for your work.