Why Art?

Take just a moment to see how Art affects your world.  I am not just referring to Crayons and Tacky Glue, but Art as a whole.  Let me get you started....

You woke this morning...

  • Turned off your alarm (music)
  • Picked out clothes to put on (fashion design)
  • Chose a coffee cup (pottery)
  • Enjoyed a quick breakfast (culinary arts)
  • Opened your newspaper (graphic design)
  • Watched the news (videography)
  • On your couch (interior design)
...and we haven't even left your home yet.

Art is everywhere and, whether we realize it or not, we all crave it and appreciate artistic excellence when we see it.  Artists are people that make a lasting impact on you and your life.  Here are just a few examples:

  • The orator, experienced in public speaking, that combines dramatic storytelling with visual graphics to illustrate ideas that seem to reach out and grab you.
  • The musician who gives life to the silent whispers of your soul.
  • The writer who captivates you so much that, when the sun begins to rise on your sleepless night, you still can't release the book in your hands. 
  • The photographer that stops time to draw you into a captured moment and shows you far more than you could ever see alone.
  • The painter who combines colors and brush strokes, creating an image that forces you to stop and consider what the canvas holds.
  • The actor who brings you into a story and makes you feel as if you are a part of the experience on stage.
We all know that a drawing can transform a piece of paper into a masterpiece, but can you imagine what that process does for the artist?  Having the ability to create is one of the most empowering things we will experience in life.  Fortunately, it is an experience available to everyone.

Art has the power to transform the mundane into the extraordinary.  Think about it...really think about it.  The value for so much in our lives depends upon the Arts.  Art is the tool needed to reveal the full potential of this beautiful life and it should be celebrated, appreciated, and encouraged all day, every day.

Why not start right now?

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