Art has enriched my life. By creating art you access a deeper understanding of yourself. The process of creating involves not only a contemplation with your inner being and emotions but a feeling of connectedness with the world around you.
I have been involved with art my whole life, whether creating it, going to museums, or reading about it. I know how important it is to have art in your life.
Becoming an advocate for art through teaching children in classrooms and in our communities is a goal of mine. Art used alongside all curriculum in classes enhances a student's learning experience. It creates situations that foster a deeper understanding of the subject matter and greater personal involvement. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. Children need art in their lives.