Last night LCA’s “family” celebrated its 40th anniversary with a very fun evening planned by Board Member Maureen Collins. The party favor was a copy of “LCA: The First Forty Years,” which I wrote this summer and published with CreateSpace. It was a great project for several reasons, primarily because it gave us a chance to salute the many contributions of the folks who created LCA and kept it alive through good times and bad. LCA provides pro bono legal services to emerging artists and arts organizations. Four key people attended our event: William Weinsheimer, who signed the incorporation papers; James Alexander, the first president; Thomas Leavens, the first full-time executive director, and Scott Hodes, from the first “board of sponsors.” All are still active in LCA. Isn’t that a great tribute to an organization?
You can get your own copy of our just-published history at amazon.com for only $10. I’ll write more about the fun of publishing a specialty book like this in a later post.