Thursday, May 15, 2008

Arts & Entertainment: Welcome to the World of Art

by Gaynell Parker on Musings of an LDS Writing Mom
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 15 May 2008

Greetings on this first day of blogland for the LDSneighborhood. I'm excited! Today I wanted to talk about the word Art, and what it means to me. Have you ever thought about what that word entails?

I used to think that it meant only physical things; paints, brushes, canvas, paper, pencils, charcoal, pastels – the list is endless. But it's so much more than that. There are lots of different aspects involved in art. There is dance, music, theater, etc. Since I’m sure there will be different blogs on music, as well as perhaps the other aspects I’ve listed, I’m going to focus mainly on the visual art – painting, sculpting, and photography. Yes, Photography is art too. Ever hear about Ansel Adams and his black and white photos? Pretty cool stuff. -- Read More