Hi North House! I am your scribe for this week. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and able to take a breather from school over the break. However, it is time to get back to work and get those college applications done!
I am currently interning at the Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg and Huntley Art Gallery located on campus! So far, I have learned how to pack/unpack artwork, handle artwork, inventory pieces, install/de-install exhibits, create and design posters and labels, and manage the administrative side of curating an art gallery. There are all these behind-the-scenes tasks that take place when preparing for a new exhibit. On the job, I have to greet and talk to visitors about the art pieces. Some visitors come in only to take aesthetically-pleasing pictures, without truly appreciating the art in front of them. This made me wonder: Is art appreciation important? Why is it important today?
Question: Why is art important to you and how does it impact your life?