August is National Art Appreciation Month, with an emphasis on American artists.
Credit is given to artists that possess unique talents and have shaped the art world through generating trends and encouraging movements; especially those which are known for their ability to elicit a wide range of responses from their audience. Arthur and one of his friend’s by the name of Ray Johnson are known as being involved in the beginning of the correspondence art movement. There are groups that continue promoting and creating “mail art” and even exhibits that display examples from the beginning phases.
The significance of creativity, expression, artist perceptions, and viewer interpretations are often overlooked. Despite some critics, the various components of art are an important part of society. Art can be used in a therapeutic manner for both artists and its viewers.
Arthur Secunda is an accomplished American artist. He has touched the lives of many people through his artwork and his passion. Therefore, he must be included in this month’s art celebration. His work generates different emotions for each guest here at the Secunda Museum at Cleary University.
This is an excellent example of how one image can cause very different emotions; one individual is turned away because it makes them think of extreme weather conditions where they grew up, while another is reminded of a mountain climbing adventure that was rewarded by a body of water at the top for them to cool off in. What does this represent to you?
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