Last week I reached out to the arts community to assist in an issue where I was the intended victim of a possible con and although it may not had been considered an enormous issue by most standards, it was one that caused concern for me and one that I felt warranted me to reach out and seek the opinion and knowledge of others within our field that may had had the same experience. Many sent warning notes regarding the con and some even explained from their experience how it worked. To all that replied, I’m grateful and appreciative. But even more than that, those replies endeared me to the point where they provoked my desire to be connected in a more meaningful way to the larger arts community… to be even more direct, if one have been on the listserv since FIND ART’s inception, one would know that I have a desire to be involved in an arts movement. The camaraderie I just experienced provided a small glimpse of that reality, but I still wait and anticipate!
In today’s political and social climate there are a variety of issues that artists can rally around to create change, direct attention to or simply provide a spotlight on such issues. What exactly did the Post-Impressionist, the Symbolist, Art Nouveau, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, the Bauhaus, the Harlem Renaissances, Pop Art, as well as many others have that we don’t have! The impetus for an arts movement is all around us. The question is who will step up!
I apologize for my romantic notions and rambling for wanting to be involved in an arts movement and yes, I know that I may be deluding myself… but I want to live in such an experience so much.