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ART, is it important ?

  • Feb 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • The Coffee Club

With the Auckland Arts Festival coming close, I thought I'd like to know if 'The Arts' are something that interests you. Art as in: Painting, Music, Literature, Dance, Fashion, Theatre, Film, Photography etc. etc. Do we need Art in our culture ? Are the Arts being pushed aside for the sake of science ? How important is it to be creative or partake in and enjoy others creativity ? Do you go to Art exhibitions ? How often do you go to the theatre, concerts etc. ? Do you read ? Is Art really necessary to live a good, well rounded life ? Can TV provide more than just entertainment and teach us about Art ?

Some questions for you to ponder and then bring your musings to our next meeting. Let's see whether our technologically oriented lifestyle has made ART redundant.

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  • Fred

    That book by Tom Wolfe is The Painted Word... you can read about it here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Painted_Word

    February 24, 2013

  • Peter E.

    In today's Herald Weekend supplement is on page D 11 a rather interesting article about IAE – International Art English. It's a nice addition to Ziggy's Art Critique Generator piece.

    February 23, 2013

  • Peter E.

    Very enjoyable discussion, still loads of questions unanswered, that's good. Most of it comes down to personal taste. Fred: Thanks for the book tip (Tom Wolfe). Jon: Thanks for your 'inside-report' of being an artist.

    February 22, 2013

  • Maggie P.

    Hello everybody, just letting you know I cannot sing, cannot paint, but I love music and can melt with it, I love to see paintings, or photography, seeing the art in an object means seeing beauty in life and filling our life with joy and happiness. Art is putting things in perspective and harmony with each other, whether it is words, or notes, or light shade, or paint stroke. Allowing ourselves to feel this harmony, I believe, it reflects itself on our brain, our heart, our health and our being.

    February 17, 2013

    • Ziggy

      Hi Maggie, since space is limited at our MeetUps It's appreciated if you cancel your space and let someone else have it, if you can't make it. It's about being fair to others. Thank you for your cooperation. Ziggy

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    still trying to find a park :-(

    February 21, 2013

    • Ziggy

      Hi Susan, how about using public transport ? No worries about parking and dong something positive for the environment at the same time. Ziggy

      February 22, 2013

  • Maggie P.

    Hi everybody, my apology that I did not turn up, I came back home from a hectic day, and was waiting for when the time was right to leave, and I must have fallen asleep. if any of you would like to connect with me, please feel free to do so, can somebody put together a summary of the thoughts that came up at the meeting? Would love to hear from you

    maggie

    February 21, 2013

  • Fred

    Yes - this one I'd be very keen on...

    February 14, 2013

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