As previously discussed in my applied project post, I am working on the topic of art and society. My goal has been to find out how and why individuals use art to channel their creativity through communities for example; my local museum, my town, and my social media.
For this project, I helped the Director at the Museum of the White Mountains develop a show scheduled to be on view for February 2020. This exhibition will include a plethora of work from northern New Hampshire; our high schools, various colleges, and community education students. The goal of the show overall is to bring surrounding towns together as a whole with young adults artwork showing that fresh perspective that I focused on in my applied project. Pulling information from my research article I was able to further develop the text pieces and communicate better overall to the contributors of this upcoming exhibition. The show description describes how art continues to serve a central purpose in our society and is integral to everyday life and education. My main focus I want to see happen is students to taking the time to submit work to shows in their community. I want young adults to see the impact their art has
There are so many aspects of what I get out of this project. I have gained so much experience already with seeing the behind the scenes of exhibition work. I challenged myself to use every aspect of my IDS major. While working in all these different community sections I was able to pair art and sociology. Being impressionable is the biggest part of linking sociology and art because of the impact you have on people. Art is interpretive and in a way lends itself easier to more sociological and psychological aspects.
This whole experience has opened my eyes to the many career paths this degree can lead me to. Looking back on my lifework post, I feel as though I have gained an even stronger connection to my goals as I move forward with my journey. Art and society have never been closer connected and in a way one in the same in my mind. Creativity in a community is art even if it isn’t traditional art and that’s part of what I believe makes art so beautiful.