We all have artistic potential.
Can we all be Picasso? McFerrin? Baryshnikov?
Of course not. But we can all reach further than we might think, and we are all leaving too much potential behind.
That’s why arts educators are important. We help to uncover potential, and empower students to tap that potential to make their world better.
Every time schools reduce arts education as an expedient solution to a budget problem, we squander a little more of our society’s future artistic potential.
And a society without artistic impulse is a society unable to seek and create beauty.
I want more beauty, hope, and art in my world. Don’t you?