THE ARTS NEWSLETTER
Today I break ground for a new online platform with a mission to initiate, build, and provide a strong, safe, and inclusive foundation for a community art center and gallery that specializes in art education for the public. With the uncertainty of Covid-19 we are preparing for alternatives in education and social interaction that are transforming our current generation into a virtual reality. A place in which we perhaps knew we were already heading. If we are not able to bring the student to the education then the education should be brought to the student. In a perfect world everyone would have access to online learning, however perfect is not where we are. Art is not made widely available although it is essential. It teaches vital skills including critical theory and problem solving, and promotes physical coordination between mind and body. There needs to be more programs made available to provide the resources and equipment needed for the community to learn the skills and theory about the arts along with all subjects of education. Today I begin a quest to help link those who are not connected online with those who are. My goal is to create an online art center that will host classes from all genres of art. A place where people of all ages can join, and scholarships will provide classes and resources for those whose incomes may be challenged. I believe art is a gift and should be available for everyone who wishes to receive that gift regardless of circumstances. I know there is strength in a community that will help bring this to all. I envision a place where the community teaches the community, and education is not based upon financial wealth. I thank all my supporters who have been with me from the beginning of this idea, and I gratefully appreciate those who are joining me along the way. Together we will create a place where the arts belong to The People.
Online Classes are now available,
and the Gallery opens November 14th!
Coming this Fall.....
Second Saturday is an online gallery newsletter exhibiting and promoting contemporary artists and their work, as well as other featured articles about art. Online gallery openings are scheduled for each 2nd Saturday of the month, and live art talks with the artist(s) will be announced here. Subscribe now to stay tuned.
Save the date for Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 6pm (Pacific Time) where I will be hosting a live conversation online with artist and educator, Zeina Baltagi, about her current project in Los Angeles, California. For more information about her work, please visit the Gallery.
More details about this event soon!