The Artists Speak of Freedom*
I went to the FREEDOM exhibit at Heliport Gallery with ONE question in mind:
Another artist had her first tastes of freedom through music and art… In ART, she said, I must make my own restrictions…
The artist born in
The first artist said, In
One artist told that in her country they destroy the old in favor of the uglier new. This is a sad and repeated story—my own mother regrets when she and her brothers cleaned their parents’ attic and threw away junk that would now be treasure. Mother says, We can’t put old heads on young shoulders. And so it goes.
The painter from
Freedom gave one artist discipline, another learned to paint outside the lines.
Freedom has many colors. The red of blood and the orange of imagination and the green of life and the yellow of sun and the blue mood are in us and in our art. Art has many faces.
* These words grew out of a panel discussion with artists surrounded by their art at Heliport Gallery on November 14, 2006. The names of the three exhibiting artists, in the order first mentioned above, are Dr. Kyi May Kaung, Win Pe, and Machyar Gluenta. Dennis Sobin provided guitar music and his views about freedom in music.