By Lillie Hardy
Art possesses numerous definitions, and holds multiple meanings for many different people. Art is a way for people to express themselves creatively, creating a visual that conveys an intense emotion, having the capability to impact hundreds of thousands. It can be demonstrated through painting, dancing, singing, writing, movies, plays, and more. The ambiguity and individuality of art has fascinated the world for centuries, and has allowed people to experience meaning and ethics in an enriching, provoking way.
Since 1965, the United States has funded art through “The National Endowment for the Arts.” The government receives roughly $148 million dollars every year, and the money goes towards research and education for public humanity programs. It is because of this funding that Americans have been able to build wonderful libraries, museums, colleges and universities, etc. It is also the reason that so many artists have flourished, gaining credit for their hard work and the intended meaning that goes behind it.
On March 15th, 2017, President Trump proposed elimination of this funding.
The proposal has been upsetting to many, as it is popular belief that art has made large contributions to the public, and cutting this would eliminate the opportunity for some artists to pursue what they want to create.
To promote funding of the arts, East Hamilton proudly hosted our very own Art Celebration! Including concerts, art, and music on Wednesday, October 4th. The artists featured in the show did it at no cost, and admission was free for students, the point being to advertise the importance of art, and how it influences the people around.
Welcome to the Arts section of the East Hamilton newspaper. Here you will find articles on Theater, visual arts, music, and more.