Kevin Pettit excerpts
The state of a given culture's Art is directly correlative to the overall health of that culture. Our entertainers, professional athletes, and the like, if afforded with such far- reaching influence, are our cultural ambassadors. What is demanded of them, therefore, is something close to the responsibility of public office. They must be substantive, purposeful, and committed to dharma when they represent us. They are precisely the ones who should acknowledge and act based on the understanding: The state of a given culture's Art is directly correlative to the overall health of that culture.
The state of a given culture’s Art is directly correlative to the overall health of that culture.
Solution: Support of those passionate individuals who strive to raise standards of artistic expression, and subsequently improve the health and standing of the greater cultural milieu.
I care intensely about the quality of art which we release to the world. There are paintings which make me cry on observation, and there are the rest. There are songs which make me want to run ten miles, or right the injustices of the world, and there are the rest. Good art has these effects. It is the result of discipline, rigor, empathy, discerning taste, and appropriate skill... [read more]