Wednesday, September 03, 2014

the art of being...

Last night my wife and I watched a screening copy of Eureka, The Art of Being, a documentary film produced by L. Kai Robert based on the arts community of Eureka Springs. We have hopes that it will be widely shown, as it tells what the arts can bring to community, and more, what artists can bring to each other when we live in community of shared values that involve creativity and the arts.

We loved the movie as it was populated by friends, and lovingly portrayed our small town. Sadly, not all of our friends could be in it. But anyone who has spent time as an artist knows that we are not each honored in the same way or at the same time. I was given the last words, telling how the fabric of community is woven strand by strand, giving both strength and warmth.

L. Kai and I were talking about the film this morning. There is a growing arts community on the west coast, ambitious to follow in Eureka Spring's foot steps. If you want to start an arts community from scratch, it's best to start about 50 years ago and build from there.

Make, fix and create...

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