The Arts

Art is the first thing to be cut from lives when the budgets are considered in the private and public houses in America---it is an error to erase the creative space from our nation --the arts give voice to our soul...without the arts we are nothing. - Linda Mussmann

The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.
— James Baldwin