Is Art Education Important?

How important is art education? Today I came across an interesting online poll sponsored by Liberty Mutual. There was only one question: Is art education important? Only a “yes” or “no” response was permitted. Out of almost 18,000 responses, the results were almost evenly divided, with the “yes” voters having…

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What is an Ebenezer?

“Here I raise mine Ebenezer. Hither by thy help I’m come.” Anybody remember that line from the original version of the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount”? That line has been changed in more recent hymnals, mostly because modern readers have no idea what an Ebenezer is. The term comes from…

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Drawings to Remember

The perimeter of the elegant ballroom was filled with about thirty easels, each holding a beautifully framed, hand-drawn portrait. Being an art lover, I walked over to one of the easels for a closer look. The work was exquisite. Drawn only in pencil, the portraits were so detailed, they looked…

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