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Visual & Performing Arts

The Arts stretch our intellectual horizons. It taps our emotions. It deepens our humanity and makes us less alone in the world.                     Living With Art, Rita Gilbert

 ART is the unique  expression of an idea, experience, or feeling in a well-designed visual form.  It is perhaps safe to say that something is effective as art if it is human-created visual experience that touches us.  The experience may or may not be pleasant!

Drama derives from a Greek root, the verb dran, meaning “to do” or “to act.”  It is a composition in prose or verse presenting, in dialogue or pantomime, a story involving conflict or contrast of character, intended to be acted on the stage.

Music an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. The tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony) and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both. An appreciation of/ and or responsiveness to musical sounds or harmonies.

Dance  To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures. To leap or skip about excitedly.