© Amy McLelland

October 27, 2015

The arts, in general, are viewed as an enjoyable but not necessary part of life. There is a general belief that music, dance, sculpture and other similar creative outputs do not serve the same role in society as more practical professions such as teaching in schools or practicing medicine, but I believe they occupy an equally important part of our modern day culture. In an age where we are surrounded with chatter, news, and trivia from around the world at all moments of the day, to escape your everyday life for a few minutes into a painting or a song can provide immense relief. Both producing and viewing a creative endeavour provide an enjoyment for people that they can be lacking in other parts of their lives, and give an opportunity for deeper thinking and reflection. It is our ability a...

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