MY ART STORY by

Emmanuel Barks

Richmond
Virginia

The arts. What would life be without them. We as human beings can express ourselves so much better if we use the arts (i.e drama, music, painting, sculpture, etc.). And think about how art communicates with us. As an example, directly after 9/11, there were symphony orchestras that changed their programs from whatever composition that they planned to have performed to Beethoven's 9th Symphony. In order for the nation to have that type of healing, those orchestras had to be funded.