Monday, March 27, 2017

Our Most Precious Heritage

 We are living in times in our country faces fear of funding being cut for the arts and humanities.  When funds are being used instead to build walls and military forces.  In writing to my congressman and President to ask to continue to fund NEA and NEH and public broadcasting, I came upon this quote:

"Art is a nation's most precious heritage, For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish."-- Lyndon Johnson on the National Endowment of the Arts.

This past week was VSA Arts's 17th Annual Art show opening which is one of my favorite events of the year. VSA Arts is a non profit that promotes and develops opportunities for art and creative expression for persons with disabilities. I work with groups doing music and we are currently working on the program for the VSA Concert to be held at Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville Wed. April 19th at 10:00am. (please come!)

I so much believe in the power of music and art and all forms of creativity. I loved playing my guitar at the VSA art opening and Chris Carter also played his music for the people at the art show too.

You can see some great pictures by Norm Carter at this link of some of the artists and artwork which will be on display (and for sale) at Carver Recreation center through August 2017. The picture above was taken of me at the art opening by Norm.