arts & advocacy

visit www.kimannschultz.com for kimann’s articles, advocacy & literary works

americans for the arts re-posted an HP article of mine: “in support of art as non-violent means of expression,” advocating the Arts as a means to express oneself, even if in extreme fashion, in a way that is non-violent and not destructive

i as creative contributor, arts advocate and art historian stand in support of:

  • the protection of unequivocal free speech and expression, which includes the freedom to disagree and debate on all sides
  • the freedom of creative expression – the universe in its entirety exists for any- and everyone as a resource
  • the merit, virtue and aspirational purpose of traditionally held classical ideals and their derived aesthetics as the foundational building blocks of modern western civilization
  • the merit, virtue and aspirational purpose of traditionally held aesthetic ideals and their derived aesthetics as the foundational building blocks of ancient and complementary non-western civilizations
  • artistic expression as an intensely personal expression that functions as a vital societal connector
  • artistic expression, even if at its most extreme, as a viable alternative to violence or destruction that deserves to be protected at all levels, in all media
  • freedom of expression as a celebration of self, for everyone across the full spectrum, racially, culturally and over time
  • humor as an Art, worthy of protection in all its incarnations, for both its truth baring, sharing qualities and its cathartic effects

i say: the Arts are a Bridge between Man and Mankind

The venerable This I Believe has released THIS I BELIEVE: ON MOTHERHOOD, published by John Wiley & Sons, April 2012. My essay entitled, “Do What You Have to Do,” appears as the second one in this list of inspirational works. THIS I BELIEVE: ON MOTHERHOOD is also available at Amazon.com

Americans for the Arts In Support of Art as Non-Violent Means of Expression

kimann’s essay “benevolent illumination” is featured in artist carmelo blandino’s first monograph, In Bloom

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Huffington Post Blogposts 2013-18:

Huff Post Art Erasure: 21st c Iconoclasm

Huff Post Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Huff Post Parenting Daughters: Fairy Wings or Lear Jets?

Huff Post Putt Putt Prada & Paintings: On Par or Not?

Huff Post A Conversation On Creativity: Endocepts & Exocepts

Huff Post Big Eyes & the Bigger Picture

Huff Post A Pop Surrealism Primer: Spotlighting Mab Graves

Huff Post Kindred Spirits: Hunt Slonem & Carmelo Blandino

Huff Post So There: Hunt Slonem & What I Learned On Kindergarten

Huff Post Tiny House: A 21st c Odyssey