“Art is the signature of civilizations.”- Beverly Sills
(Ecuador) Using my.yahoo.com as email provider home page, I view the most-recent emails, the 5 top news stories, news of Ecuador/Latin America, weather stats for specific locations, and science and arts stories. The custom page provides a quick summary of the day’s pulse when I log onto the internet.
One column features amazing works of art, and whenever possible I follow that link and savor Lines & Color’s ‘Eye Candy’... This week featured a black rectangle to illustrate a more-serious post. Please take time to read Charley Parker’s Lines & Colors Is On Strike Today –
From Lines & Colors: “…Yes, it’s a small, mostly symbolic gesture, but so are the recently announced plans by the incoming administration to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting…”
I pondered how to share my own thoughts regarding the importance the arts play in our world. The best option seems to illustrate with images from old posts, where art played a large role in bringing people together while introducing them to the magic of self discovery.
We’ll start in Jama Ecuador, where locals are still recovering from the earthquake. I am not sure if this tree is still there, but in the past, the whimsical art continued to smile at those who considered looking up…. Continue reading