In preview of the upcoming discussion forum:
Does Art Really Matter?
by James Hubbell
Does art really matter? I know for myself it is essential, for art and nature guided me out of the uncertainty of youth. I am sure it matters for creative people. But I wonder when at a baseball game with thousands of cheering fans, does it really matter?
Would we have lost anything if art just went away?
My question to the panelists: can you put into words your passion for art, and can you see in art where it tips the balance in how others see and confront life?
If art is that process in humans where we come to inner terms with change, with what we do not yet comprehend; if it is the place where we give to the new patterns and rhythms that lift us past those that no longer work; then it is important, and we the public and the artist do ourselves a disservice when we do not take it seriously…
Check back soon for written contributions from some of the other panelists slated for the upcoming “Coversations on Beauty” event: we will be posting them here, as we receive them.
Hosted by the Neurocsciences Institute in La Jolla, CA, this will be the foundation’s fourth “Conversations on Beauty” discussion forum event.
All are welcome to attend! Tickets will be available at the door: $10 for members/ $15 for general public.