Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
– Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation
Artist, Florence de Bretagne creates a colorful mural at Selby Lane School.
This community art project was made possible through the generous donations from the Atherton Arts Foundation.
I believe that Art is very important in our society for many reasons:
Art is healing, Art builds bridges, Art allows creativity.
In a world where everyone is so rushed and under pressure, Art is a place where you can dream, create, express yourself and provoke other people to think or look at the world in a new way.
When I create a new painting, I hope the bright colors, the joy within, and the freedom, will be uplifting and healing for the person who will decorate his or her house with my painting.
When I create a new mural at a school, I am always amazed how much joy it brings to the school, and how much the project contributes to building bridges within the community.
When I host classes, I am passionate about letting the kids have a place where they discover their inner creativity, explore it, and feel more and more empowered.”
~ Florence de Bretagne
Visit Florence’s member page to see more of her work! [read more…]