Allie, the Art Enthusiast

I’ve recently started using the term ‘art enthusiast’ to define my relation to the arts. Visual arts, in particular, are intertwined in the fabric of my everyday life to the point where they are inseparable from my persona. I have found a connection to visual art and aesthetics that is unparalleled; learning is engaging and inviting, new discoveries (of artists and pieces) are thrilling, and sharing artistic experiences with others has created lasting connections between me and some special people. The arts play an important role in my life by keeping me engaged, involved, and surrounded by wonderful fellow supporters, advocators, instructors, and creators of arts. The way art connects people, preserves culture, and serves as a catalyst for public awareness and social issues is infinitely fascinating to me.