The arts enrich our community: Letter to the Editor

[News and Advance] I write to express my sincere thanks for all the support and teamwork that our community, Miriam’s House, River View Arts Space, American Electric Power and the City of Lynchburg have engaged in by working with us on our two recent projects, the artful bike racks, which are now located throughout downtown and the current photo exhibit “Through the eyes of the homeless.”

As the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities has just recently re-organized, we have come to understand the importance of serving our community by engaging through public art.

Public art plays a vital role in stimulating society and developing strong communities. They lift our quality of life, have a crucial impact on our economy, foster creativity, heighten our cultural intelligence and deepen our collective sense of humanity. [read the full article]