Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Art: Bread & Roses

An article from the Guardian - How we can connect head and heart by Helena Kennedy, chair Arts & Business in the U.K. Excerpt:
"In an essay in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes spoke of his hopes for a future of wealth creation where he predicted that "those people who can keep alive and cultivate the art of life and do not sell themselves for the means of life will be able to enjoy the abundance when it comes." Keynes recognised the importance of work life balance ahead of his time. Pulling the two sources of our national wellbeing together, the science of economics and the arts of life - bread and roses - is the real challenge of the age. It is vital that we widen art's embrace."