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The Importance of Art in Troubled Times

Date recorded: 24 May 2020 | Speaker: Charles David Kelley | Event: ELF Artists Network


Art reminds us of the things that really matter. It lifts our eyes to eternity and shows us the importance of the here and now.” (Alastair Gordon) During catastrophic times some may view art as a luxury, not a necessity. Others insist that art is never needed more. What does this mean? What needs do all people share? What needs can artists meet? How have artists responded throughout history during trials and tribulations? What can artists do today?