- May 18, 2020
- Posted by: Eureka Springs School of Art
- Category: News/Blog
Bridging the gap during the Covid-19 Quarantine
It was mid-March and everything stopped on a dime. The ESSA campus closed to outside visitors, staff were sent home, workshops were cancelled and the uncertainty of the coming months seemed overwhelming. So, what to do? – Make art? Share Art? Because art is healing, it’s transformative, it’s a journey to another place outside of the reality we were facing.
So, yes- ART! Let’s make it and share it –every day to remind ourselves why we are here.
We wanted to do a play on the letters, ESSA, the abbreviated form of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. And that is how #EveryoneShareSomeArt began.
From that day on, we have shared one post a day through our social media platforms. We’ve shared photos, stories, dreams, and life. It’s been inspiring to receive messages from those that have just started in their art journey, those that found their creative path again after several years, those that never stopped and everything in between.
We are now 2 months + into our #everyonesharesomeart campaign and we have no plans to stop. The world is changing around us, but our constant is and always will be, ART and those who create it & love it.
Here’s a sampling of the art submissions we’ve received-
‘Homage to William Carlos Williams in a time of corona’ by Sarah Doremus
“Quarantine Painting #1”, by Julie Hop
‘Love at First Sight’ by Fran Carlin
Fused Glass & Metal Sculpture by Suzanne Reed
Photograph by Diana Michelle Hausam