"Current major forces, both in education and in our society, tend to ignore the value and contribution of art. We must, more than ever, support and
encourage the arts in everyday life."
-Gordon A. Smith, C.M., O.B.C.
“Art helps us see connections and bring a more coherent meaning to our world.”
"Arts education helps develop individuals who bring valuable life skills and work skills to their employment. It also helps develop an awareness of other cultures and thus builds a more open and accepting society."