The Power to Transform
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Public art has the power to take the everyday grayness of our lives that we no longer “see” and transform it. To beautify the drab and mundane. To engage our senses, create a sense of intrigue. Create an experience, one that is unique to each person.
Public art stimulates the mind, makes you ask questions. It enables the artist to share his or her point of view. It involves collaboration throughout the process giving a sense of shared ownership to the work.
Public Art programs emphasizing scale and excellence help create a community’s identity and attract people. Major metropolitan areas using public art as a key pillar in their economic development strategies have been very successful in attracting and retaining a viable workforce.
Public Art Program in Johnson County and the Kansas City Metropolitan Region build community, both around a project and among people who wouldn’t have come together under any other circumstance.