What is art?

The dreamer

‘Art is the only way to run away without leaving home’ — Twyla Tharp

The discoverer

‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” — Thomas Marton

The designer

‘Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him’ — Chinua Achebe, The Truth of Fiction, 1990

The doer

“What you’re trying to create is a certain kind of an indispensable presence, where your position in the narrative is not contingent on whether somebody likes you or somebody knows you or somebody’s a friend or somebody’s being generous to you.” — Kerry James Marshall, NPR News, 2017

What about you?



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