Today’s post is brought to us by Bill, Head of Adult Services.
Why is art so important to individuals and society?
- We use art to create and express ourselves.
- Art is a part of our culture and reflects the society in which it was created.
- We become more mindful when we create and view art – it allows us to slow down in a fast-paced world, increasing our self-awareness.
- Art encourages critical thinking as we interpret what we see and then communicate our thoughts to others.
- Art has no language barriers – it is a universal form of communication regardless of one’s culture.
- Art can inspire, please and motivate us, and influence our daily lives. It makes us think and feel in new ways.
Public Libraries are a great place to experience art and artists for free. From art books, concerts, exhibits, and programs, your public library brings many different forms of art to the community.
Art speaks to individuals in many different ways. To that end, we are hosting a community art discussion with the Mattatuck Museum of Waterbury on Monday, December 16, 2:00 p.m. The museum is looking to engage area residents in discussions based upon some of its exhibitions. Valerie Rodgers, Lead Museum Educator, will present this discussion using images of paintings, artworks, archival photographs and more!
Art is everywhere, and your library can bring it to you!