Enriching Lives With Art

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul." ~ Henri Matisse

Every person needs to have the opportunity to appreciate all forms of the arts and be able to choose to participate in the arts of their choice. Expressing ourselves creatively, through one medium or another, expands our awareness of life. Art is essential to our well being. A nation's arts are part of its cultural treasures.

WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOOLS, "A LITTLE ART IS NOT ENOUGH!" http://www.americansforthearts.org

Participation in the arts opens up children's worlds and minds, and right now there is "nowhere near" enough art in our schools or in our children's lives to help them be able:

to express themselves in a healthy creative way

to experience more tolerance and openness

to increase their self-confidence and improve their learning skills

to have an increasingly more positive attitude towards school and a greater interest in making better choices in their lives.

Establishing the place of the arts in our lives, empowers activities that carry over into other areas of life and study....enriching us all!

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way....things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe