As I read the June 7 op-ed from Bill Medich, the chairman of Spoleto Festival, I was struck that there was no mention of the visual arts, i.e., painting, photography, pastels, sculpture and more.

“The arts” have always included visual arts in societies of culture and education. As it was pointed out to me by one of the fine artists, Shelia Thompson, the banners that decorated Charleston streets made no mention of “visual arts.”

This is odd and disturbing. If not for visual arts, you wouldn’t have the signs for promotion, the stunning visual effects, stage and costume designs, puppetry, the architecture, the landscaping and, well, I could go on.

I wish Spoleto would remember to promote our local visual artists — most without galleries — who also are “world class” if audiences would know to look.

Marcia J. DeGarmo

Nantucket Drive