Today is #ArtsMatter Day in Massachusetts. To celebrate, Encore Tours staff shared their thoughts on why the arts matter to them.
“Music has always been a huge part of my life. The arts show the human condition in its purest form. I have learned empathy through my arts education. I value my imagination and my ability to create above all.” – Maggie Rodriguez, Program Manager
“Music allows you to release your emotions when no words can be found.” -Tori Cook, Business Development
“The arts have added a tremendous amount of enrichment, joy, cultural understanding, and friendship to my life. I honestly cannot imagine life without music and dance, two of my greatest passions in this world.” – Sabrina Denault, Regional Director, Northeast
“If math and science are the foundations of life, then the arts are the joy in living! Having a creative outlet is essential for keeping your mind sharp and appreciating the world around you. Finding photography several years ago has been such a thrill for me – the more I learn, the more excited I am to continue pushing myself to know more! It’s wonderful to have something that you love doing and that challenges you at the same time.” – Cindy Esquibel, Director of Operations
“I think art is all about expressing emotions and connecting with other people. To me the best art, whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, a piece of music or whatever has to make me feel something, cause some kind of emotional reaction.” – Jon Linker, Regional Director, Bands
“My cello is my constant friend. It has given me an opportunity to define myself as a musician from an early age, and that has been the greatest gift I have ever been given.” – Ward Dilmore, Development Director for Ensemble Leaders
“Art somehow allows you to bring out a part of nature. You can experience nature through an art form.” – James Smith, Regional Director, West
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