WHAT IS ART ? “Art is literacy of the heart” ~Elliot Eisner

Take a look at what the Summer of 2014 did. 190 pieces of Art. It was a feat and its now gone. 


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2016 updated version of new pieces


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The right words have a way of finding you when you need to hear them.  These bite-sized messengers of courage, perseverance, gives us hope…………

On Art. . .

“The artist never entirely knows — We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark” ~Agnes de Mille

“Creativity is discontent translated into arts.”-Eric Hoffer

“You don’t make art out of good intentions.” ~Gustave Flaubert

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ~Pablo Picasso

“When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.” ~Jackson Pollock

“The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.” ~Ezra Pound

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~Auguste Rodin

“The unfed mind devours itself.” ~Gore Vidal

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” ~John W. Gardner

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” ~Pablo Picasso

“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” ~Walt Whitman

“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.” ~Junot Diaz

“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” ~Duane Hanson

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. ~Thomas Merton

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman

“The earth has music for those who listen.”  ~William Shakespeare

“Art is not a thing, it is a way.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets

“Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.” ~Bruce Lee

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~Robert Henri

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” ~Albert Einstein

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” ~Jean-Luc Godard

‎”When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.” ~Keith Haring

“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” ~Robert Henri

‎”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” ~Steven Pressfield

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” ~André Gide

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.” ~Magdalena Abakanowicz

“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.” ~James McNeil Whistler

“A piece of art is never a finished work. It answers a question which has been asked, and asks a new question.” ~Robert Engman

“The reason that art (writing, engaging, and all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map.” ~Seth Godin

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance” ~Calvin and Hobbes

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” ~Marc Chagall

“Sex is like art. Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff is out of your price range.” ~Scott Roeben

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” ~Goethe

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time, it’s just that others are behind the times.” ~ Martha Graham

“I will be an artist or nothing!” ~Eugene O’Neill

“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” ~G.K. Chesterton

“The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.” ~Pablo Casals

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas

“Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it.” ~Samuel Butler

“Art is literacy of the heart” ~Elliot Eisner









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