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No. The Federal Art Project only had the buildings, you know, where they had all the activities that had to be done right on the premises. In other words, they were designed for that. So easel painting, for instance, generally was done at home. The art center was a community art center, which was called the South Side Community Art Center. And this was located in the predominantly Negro section of Chicago which was the south side.
... And generally, this was the standard outfit throughout the country. Harlem had one in New York. Several cities had them. And, as I say, it was staffed by the Federal... by the Illinois State Art Project. The only specification they had was that the community purchase the building. At the art center, generally, they ran classes. There was a full-time staff, a director, assistant directors and secretaries, again staffed by the art project. Any all these community art activities took place at this center.
...Yes, he's now the...I've forgotten what his position was, but he's with the American Federation of Art, and is a very important figure there.
...Thank you.
...Well, there were one or two very important individuals in Chicago at that time in all the art activities. His name was Morris ______, who is affectionately known as Cobby.
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