Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder – so it is in art!

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“The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need.  The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it.  Now we could not live without it.” –Louis Kahn, architect

Jim and I moved into One Arts Plaza in 2007. For the last two years, we’ve witnessed the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Performing Arts Theater go from ‘ground breaking to ribbon-cutting’.  October 18th, 2009, with family and friends, we attended the AT&T Performing Arts Center Grand Opening in the alls Arts District.  We saw art in motion:

  • Children running through the reflecting pool of about three glorious inches of water
  • A couple pulling their pug-faced dog while he stood in their little red wagon
  • People of all ages and stages standing in awe to listen and watch the talent on multiple stages
  • Laughter heard, smiles shared, ooohs and aaaahs to see the incredible fireworks shot from the tops of the new Wyly and Winspear structures
  • It occurred to me that while the buildings are architectural dreams come true – It is the people beholding the beauty that create the total essence of art.
    So…what makes your eyes happy????

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