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
Share why the #ArtsMatter to you in the comments below!
About the Author
As a native from Idaho, Maggie Rodriguez passion for travel is precisely what led her to Boston and her current role as Program Manager for Encore Tours. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Music History and Literature and currently performs with Chorus pro Musica.More Content by Maggie Rodriguez