WHEN YOU THINK public art, what pops into your mind? Sculptures? Murals? Sidewalk poetry? All fit the definition.
But public art stretches beyond the obvious. If you look for it, you will see art everywhere, as I did on a September visit to Decorah. This northeastern Iowa river town is rich in art, natural and otherwise.
Art enriches a place by adding texture, interest, depth.
Art personalizes a place with character.
Art colors a town with vibrancy.
Art brings a community together, creating a cohesiveness that unites in working toward a common goal.
Art empowers, strengthens.
Art expands our imaginations to create.
We need art. Today more than ever. To bridge our differences.
© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling