Will *you* accept the The Art Assignment?
PBS Digital Studios launched a brand new show today, The Art Assignment. It’s hosted by Sarah Urist Green and her husband (some guy named John Green?) and if the first episode is any indication, it is going to be awesome.
I’m really excited because not only does it dig into the lives and work of artists themselves, but the audience is invited to participate via the art assignments. I know that science can seem like a very analytical, uncreative endeavor sometimes, but I don’t think our process is that different from art, nor are we that different from artists. We both create new insight based on assembling influences and observations from the past, right? It’s so important to include creative experiences and arts education alongside STEM in order to fully hone the mind into a potent weapon of curiosity and creation, and I’m super-excited that the Greens are doing this.
So who wants to meet me in the middle?!