“Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.” ~ Florence Nightingale
The CAE feels that the most important investment one can make in life is in people. It is truly our number one resource. Just as water, nutrients and sunlight are necessary to a flower, humans must also be nurtured and given proper elements to survive and flourish.
Art is as important to the soul as food is to the body, without it we will wither and die.
Staying in focus means that we must keep a clear perspective on our surroundings and community. Letting anyone slip through the cracks is not an option. We are surrounded by so much raw talent that remains hidden because opportunity does not exist for far too many. Working together we can focus on providing opportunity to those that have been ignored, in turn we all benefit though cultural enrichment.
“During my 30 years at Americans for the Arts, I have had the great privilege to visit and learn about a different community nearly every week. While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.” ~ Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts