Last week I had the opportunity to do a presentation
for the Intermountain Society of Artists (ISA) here in
Salt Lake City, Utah.
The ISA is an organization of artists who represent
all skill levels of creativity and who use just about
every medium that you can imagine (oil, acrylic,
pastel, sculpture, watercolor, mixed medium, etc.).
Each month the ISA members invite a visiting artist
to come and present their work to the group. Sometimes
the visiting artist will complete a demo painting for the
group or show slides of their artwork.
This month the presenter was me!
So what is the point of this post?
Well, in spite of the fears and inadequacies that you might
feel about yourself as an artist, you can introduce your peers
and members of your community to explore basic art principles
and inspire them to begin a journey of creativity through art!
You can present your passion for art to a book group,
volunteer to teach art in an elementary school, Become a
docent in a local museum or even apply to display your
work in a local library.
It can be scary at first, but once you get the hang of
it, it is truly enriching - and oh, so fun!
Yes, I am talking to you!
Think about how art has enriched your life. Introduce
others to this creative process by investing a little time
and enthusiasm. Give back!