Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10/6 Diverse Voices Lecture
Although dependent on the branch of art being analyzed, it typically is mostly performed and watched by people of higher social status. This is especially true when considering events such as plays and art exhibitions, but no matter where you come from virtually everyone has a form of art in their life. For example, most of us enjoy listening to some type of music - regardless of what this is, it can help bring people closer together. This is what Vernita is trying to do. The arts are an extremely powerful tool, as she proves through some of her scientific studies, and can be used as an element in which important messages are relayed. While Vernita did not have the driving and determined personality that some of our previous lecturers had - like Sussana de Anda - she can get away without having one. It is clear that Vernita is extremely well-versed in this area of study, and has a range of personal experiences to reinforce this. After working in more than 20 countries, and visiting tens of others, she has immersed herself in many different cultures and was able to see the importance of the arts on every single one. It will not be surprising to see Vernita succeed with the unique yet crucial work she is involved with.