We’re dusting off the blog and removing some of the ‘overly ambitious’ aspects we started with (a statewide directory and events calendar is a massive undertaking) in order to concentrate on our original inspiration for this project: connecting people with and through the arts.
The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. – Paul Strand
Far too often, we’ve heard people lament that they really like art, but…
- they don’t feel comfortable exploring it;
- they’re unsure how to behave in a gallery or museum;
- they don’t know what all of the terms mean so they feel stupid.
The list goes on.
We’re fortunate to have an incredibly rich arts scene in Pennsylvania. From internationally known musicians, performers, and artists, to amazing hidden talents across creative mediums, you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere without interacting with art or an artist.
Anne Wilkes Tucker said, “All art requires courage.” We agree and would add experiencing art requires courage too. It takes courage to look at the world through someone else’s lens, or brush, or note, or dance. It takes courage to allow your thoughts to wander and explore and revel in the experience.
Our hope is to bring some of our state treasures to light – and present them in such a way that you can’t help but throw caution to the wind and…
- feel comfortable and excited exploring it;
- step into a gallery or museum for the first time;
- enjoy learning about the techniques – directly from an artist.
Join us as we share the stories behind the mediums and the movements and encourage an open dialog between art makers and art lovers. (Hint: That’s you! We consider you an art lover if you’ve ever been moved – to tears, or laughter, or thought – by someone’s work.)
» If you’ve been following us on social media, you may have noticed a steady stream of posts. We’ve been saving news clips and interesting articles for a while now and decided it was time to share them. Let us know what you think!