“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Albert Einstein
We are all different.
Some of us are good at math and science, some are good at sports, and a small percentage of us are artistic.
Imagination encompasses all aspects of creativity.
A scientist invents everything from pharmaceuticals to hair care products. An engineer designs machines; everything from automobiles to the machines that make things like cloth, paper, plastic and steel.
A very small percentage of imaginative people are artists.
Artists in the workforce design the advertising that sell products like cereal, corn chips, fashion and interior design.
An even smaller percentage of artists create beauty through fine art, photography, and music.
I hope that our schools today don’t forget about the 10% of kids who lean toward creating beauty.
So many schools are cutting back on art programs due to budget cuts, but I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t had the opportunity to explore art in my public school programs. Art in school gave me the opportunity to express myself; it gave me the desire to continue learning beyond the classroom.
Art sparks joy!
Please give those in the smallest percentage of imaginative creatives the chance to shine!