would that be an indicator that it’s time to change jobs? Barry Hessenius, Director of the California Arts Council, apparently thinks so. He threw in the towel last week. Despite the nice-nice talk that is de rigeur for such events, reality oozes between the lines of this Sacramento Bee story by Patricia Beach Smith. “This is a Republican administration and a Republican appointee may have a better chance, a better ear and more success raising money for the arts. Unfortunately, here in California, not so much in other states, the arts are a partisan issue and it shouldn’t be,” she quotes Hessenius as saying.