Thursday, February 24, 2011

Merging Art with Advocacy: The Artistic Rebuttal Book Project (via ARTSblog)

Merging Art with Advocacy: The Artistic Rebuttal Book Project - ARTSblog: "Back in January, while riding the subway, Philadelphia artist Amy Scheidegger overheard a conversation between two teenagers about the worthlessness of a degree in the arts. But instead of just stewing, Scheidegger sprang into action to create the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project—a collection of visually rendered statements about the importance of the arts, submitted by artists and advocates from all over the country. Rebuttals run the gamut, expressing what we can quantify about the power of the arts (economic and social impacts) and what we can’t (“The music that gives you chills? An artist did that”). Viewed as a whole, the project is moving, funny, and a work of art in itself."

Go to the ARTISTIC REBUTTAL BOOK PROJECT.