In a time when the world seems at odds with itself, ready to implode at any time, one may wonder what the purpose of art is. It can feel frivolous, the need to move and find music when there is so much at stake.
But within art is reflected our humanity: It reveals our happiness, our sadness, can in a flash embody both a memory to be cherished, or a haunted moment from years past to be healed.
Art has an ability to touch, to move us, to create empathy in each other, and communicate on planes that words and facts cannot seem to penetrate. When we are barely surviving is when it is needed most. It is a way to patch through to each other, to believe in a better future, as a quiet protest, or a deep release from the unbearable realities of life.
Can we, no matter how different our opinions may be, find common ground in this space, in this time?
You tell us. We encourage those of you looking for a way to speak your voice and your truth to do so through art...and share it with us. We want to hear from you.