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Collins didn’t belong at Artpark celebration

I was fortunate to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of Artpark last Thursday. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and all of the performers were excellent. In an evening that celebrated 40 years of Artpark and the arts for all of the people of the Buffalo Niagara region, it was a sour, sour note to have Rep. Chris Collins included as part of the festivities.

“Mr. No Funding of the Arts” was an insult to the memory of Sen. Earl Brydges and the vision he had. How quickly we forget Collins’ lack of support for the arts when he was Erie County executive. If Collins had been involved 40 years ago, there would not be an Artpark!

Meg Wolinski

Williamsville