We believe that art is an illuminating force.
We provide a venue for the artist to contribute direction on our collective journey.
We encourage them to walk their light on our path.
Historically, artists have been the most effective agents in society to use their work to expose injustices, to right the wrongs, to inspire the hopeless, and effect positive change where it is needed. Because of this, art that is created for truth and the common good is an illuminating and guiding force to direct a society in the way it ought to go.
IN OTHER WORDS...
"The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light."
"The purpose of art is to find a way to wake people up who are going through their lives sleepwalking and say: 'Stop it. You can't walk past this. This is your life.'"
"Art creates the standards for perception and cognition for a society. Without great art, there are no great ideas and a lesser community."
-David W. Boles
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.