'Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle' ... Local politics and art are in the spotlight

NewsMakers: Frank Verpoorten

Museum’s role or niche in art world.

NewsMakers: Fred Coyle, Part 1

Will Dr. Robert Tober be replaced?

NewsMakers: Fred Coyle, Part 2

Official conduct of new board majority.

Local politics and art are in the spotlight for this week’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ interview program airing Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7.

Collier County Commissioner Fred Coyle discusses whether Collier Medical Director Dr. Robert Tober will be replaced and has strong words for the official conduct of the new board majority. Meanwhile, Frank Verpoorten, the new director and chief curator at the Jay and Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art, discusses changes in the works and the museum’s special role or niche in the art world.

* Video highlights will be available Monday at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.


Fred Coyle

Lytle: Is there anything on your list of things to try to get done before you leave office?

Coyle: I’m going to try to control the damage that is going to be done over the next 18 months or more. There’s going to be a lot of damage done to the county. And I’m going to do my best to shine the light on what those people (Collier County Commissioners Georgia Hiller, Tom Henning and Tim Nance) are doing, and hopefully the voters will speak at the next election about what they want, and I hope that is not what we have.


Frank Verpoorten

Lytle: Could you tell us what you see in your vision ... What will be the museum’s niche, if I may use that term, to come? And where do we go from here?

Verpoorten: We have a very clear vision on this. I should mention briefly that, of course, we are ... my vision is completely aligned with that of the CEO, Kathleen Van Bergen, and the board.

Lytle: That’s important.

Verpoorten: We want to be more inclusive, rather than exclusive.

Lytle: You’re already doing that.

Verpoorten: We’re already doing that, exactly. For the keys is advanced planning, and our scope is going to remain encyclopedic, and general interest, whether it’s for the exhibition programs or the collection acquisitions.

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sfhilton writes:

I tried to follow the link for this video aired yesterday Sunday on ABC-7 but the "link is invalid." http://www.naplesnews.com/videos/deta...
Would you kindly send me the proper link so I can share it with my docent colleagues? Many thanks.

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