Art can illicit such strong emotions, sometimes visceral reactions. My daughter has always enjoyed creating art. I believe it is one of her God given talents. It seems to pour from her soul. She has learned from some excellent art teachers in grade school and now at Mercy Academy. She told me that she wanted to major in art, but she wasn’t sure that she could make a career from art. I told her to follow her passion. If her desire and passion is enlivened by art then create it and worry about the career later. God gives us talents to give back to the world. Art brings forth beauty, emotion, and change in the world. It is not something to be overlooked in our society, not now, not ever.