• US4A: Don’t Let the Government Shut You Down

    Posted on October 2, 2013 by in Chirps, What's Hatching
    Keith Haring

    Keith Haring

    Oftentimes art serves as a platform for social commentary. Art can be uplifting, controversial, mesmerizing, and mysterious. Sometimes it can be polarizing – like John Bickel’s signage (Cubs or Sox). It can embed messages meant for the viewer  – or for the world. Or it can invoke strong emotions because it can make strong statements. Andy Warhol was a master at conveying the meaning of popular culture. He captured the essence of mass production and American graphic design through the eyes of a consumer. Keith Haring brought street art to the forefront of the American message.  But art, in the end, is of value because it stimulates conversation. So today, as our government faces a federal shutdown and continues to embrace political gridlock, make your own decision today to make your own way – let’s be more like art and be independent and stand up for our own “economy”. Let’s be in a united state for art (US4A) and don’t let the government shut you down.  Get out there and stimulate your own conversation  – and the economy!