Opinion politics

Ill Fares the Race

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Photo and writing by Jayne Guertin

It’s not only artists and philosophers who understand the value and power of art and artistic endeavors, how the same inspires us and changes our lives for the better. Winston Churchill, UK’s former Prime Minister and British Army officer, many years ago said, “The arts are essen­tial to any com­plete national life. The State owes it to itself to sus­tain and encour­age them….Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the rev­er­ence and delight which are their due.”

Imagine a world without art, without culture. How do we exist in a world void of both?  How do we express ourselves? How do we comfort ourselves? READ MORE HERE at Banks of Noon.

Opinion piece published at Banks of Noon, March 2017.