Presenting the Arts to New Audiences - New York Times
Ahh, finally some art presentation that is not so intimidating. Most of the reason I am forcing myself through architecture school is to be able to create art that is "less intimidating" to the "non-arts" audience. Through presentation and association with a design culture, I hope some of the projects I work on will be engaged by everyone, not just people interested in art. But with this new program, it seems as if local government is also breaking down the intimidation factor of the arts with youth. Furthermore, with the integration of the arts as an essential learning tool the arts can become part of a central figure in the everyday life of newer generations. Though art will probably never rival the essential day to day integration of economic and financially driven business, it will not be considered a "non-essential" in American culture. I hope this program pushes other states to follow suit, much as Connecticut and New Jersey.