Some people might call me artsy fartsy.
I get it - I am really big on cultural events, and sometimes my outward appearance (depending on the day or moment you catch me) is a bit, uh, avant garde. Yes, sometimes I'm preppy or classy or bohemian or casual, but I have to say, the one look I relish the most is "funky."
Over the past few years, I've:
- Been a member of the Cincinnati Art Museum
- Held quasi season tickets to the Broadway Series at the Aronoff
- Served on a YP board for the Cincinnati Ballet
- Volunteered as an usher for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
- Offered my name and connections to serve as a host for the Cincinnati Opera Gala After Party
Maybe those factors entitle me to call myself a culture vulture, maybe not. Regardless, culture is one of the most important elements to me (I suppose after good food and travel), as it is a significant way I find inspiration. Whether it is catching an interesting performance at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati or enjoying the fine collection of art at the Contemporary Art Center, I am always looking for an opportunity to get in touch with my creative side.
Now, I can't paint worth a lick, and I don't really think it's worth my time to sit down to a potter's wheel, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the time and talents of someone else who does.
Maybe you should, too.
This weekend kicks off Cincinnati's Fine Arts Fund Sampler Weekend. It's a great and affordable opportunity to explore the Queen City's art scene. Whether you enjoy dance or music or impressionism or Rookwood Pottery, there's something for everyone's inner artist.
Click here to see this weekend's schedule and discover a little more about the Fine Arts Fund.
If your office is running a campaign for the FAF, I challenge you to think long and hard about a reason that justifies why you CAN'T give the cause five bucks out of every paycheck.
I, for one, will be making my own payroll deduction to the FAF because I was once a little girl who dreamed I could do anything.
I'd like to make sure other children can grow up with that same ideal - no matter where that dream takes them.