ArtsGreensboro celebrates the power of art through song and video
GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – Celebrating the power of the arts through video.
It’s something Laura Way, leader of ArtsGreensboro, envisioned to honor creativity and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s almost like an anthem to celebrate how the arts permeated our lives in the year of the pandemic and how arts organizations and artists continue to do incredible work to support our community,” Way said.
The arts and advocacy nonprofit released “Through it All,” the original clip to celebrate the local arts community. Four musical artists have achieved this, including Kate Musselwhite-Tobey.
“I joined up with some wonderful friends and artists who are also local to Greensboro, and we were able to write a song, produce and perform a song that told that story. He shared the message that this has been a truly unprecedented year, but we’ve been through it together, ”said Musselwhite-Tobey.
The community submitted photos and videos showing their artistry in isolation and Musselwhite-Tobey complied with this rule.
“Seeing what the community sent us, sharing their moments with us, those creative moments were really special. It showed us that creativity can be anything to anyone, ”said Musselwhite-Tobey.
As artists and organizations have struggled financially with venues closed, canceled exhibitions and concerts, the video reminds the community that art has stuck through it all.
“Seeing how they used art to occupy their children or to take care of themselves, doing yoga and dancing, singing. Advocating for social justice, ”Musselwhite-Tobey said.
Way says she hopes ArtsGreensboro’s efforts will bring more awareness and support to local artists.
“Whether it’s supporting individual artists or arts organizations, it takes advocacy and funding.
She says the arts in Greensboro are vibrant, diverse and impactful more than any other city in the country,
“I wouldn’t go to any city other than Greensboro to experience it. We just need to pick it up, support and celebrate the creativity, the vitality that is already there, ”Way said.
The video will be shown to a national audience at the Americans for the Arts virtual convention to be held June 8-11.
ArtsGreensboro is also asking people to share the “Through it All” video on social media and to donate to support the arts fund.
All information is listed here on their site.
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