Director’s Message: October 2020
We are definitely living through very challenging times these days. Things seem to be changing almost minute by minute and many activities that we took for granted, just a few months ago, are gone and we don’t know when we’ll be able to get back to how things used to be. This is affecting not just individuals and organizations but our communities and the very society that we are a part of.
At a recent yoga class, our instructor was using an analogy about a flag in the wind. The flag changes its shape, continually adjusting itself to accommodate for the changing direction of the wind. It may flutter, it may be pulled taut and it may swing wildly one way and then the other. But no matter what, it remains a flag. That really resonated with me and I thought about Quest Art and how we are dealing with the changes that have imposed themselves upon us.
We may have been buffeted about by the winds of COVID, we may be operating differently than we had before and we are looking to deliver our programming in new – and exciting – ways. Yet, we remain Quest Art regardless: committed to the belief of the importance of visual arts, creativity and education as being a cornerstone for any success and vibrant community. We do this through advocacy, innovation, and creation. We are NOT bricks and mortar. Quest IS its community. Quest is the volunteers, the artists, the students, the members, the patrons and the sponsors.
As long as we have our community, there will always be a Quest Art. And whatever winds may blow our way, we will adapt to them. And continue on, even stronger than we were before.