Palomar Performing Arts is creating a Collaborative Art Engagement Project based on the College Theme, “Better Together.” Our first step is to survey our community for their thoughts on two important questions related to the topic. This post provides the opportunity to answer the question, “What divides us?” Scroll down below the comments and use the “Add Your Thoughts” box to submit your answer. To answer...Read More
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Nina Simone on the Duty of an Artist
An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. . . I CHOOSE to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved. . . We will shape and mold this country or it will not be molded and shaped at all anymore. So I don’t think you have a choice. How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.