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Why Support the Arts?
The importance of the Arts in society is undeniable.
The Arts communicate across all cultural boundaries, tell stories of the past and present, inspire the minds of young and old alike, and center our lives and gives assurances as to who we are.
Each of us lives with the arts every day, without the arts, our lives and souls would be very empty.
Example: For a moment imagine that your in your home and you have taken all the artwork off the walls, boxed all your CD’s and DVD’s, unplugged your TV, and computer, removed all your books and you are going to live without them for a month. Just imagine your life without the arts, you will begin to feel empty and wanting to fill your private space again with the things that have centered your life.
“The arts play a vital role in every man women and child making us a civilized society.”
Mayor Abram H. Wilson
Arts as a Communicator
Young children who are to young to articulate their feelings can draw a picture of how they feel, and by giving them the freedom of use of color can communicate there moods. It’s a very effective communication tool, which is sadly not being used enough in our schools.
September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center were a horrific event in US history. People used art to communicate their true feelings about the event when words could not describe the feelings of what had just occurred. Poets used their pens, sculptors used steel and wood, artist used their canvases. We have all seen artwork depicting the events of 9/11. By viewing, the art we all were able wrap ourselves around the tragedy and in our own way put some meaning to it.
Performing arts have always been a great communication platform for many causes.
“ To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”
It was true then and still is true today.