October 2019 – Experience the Arts & Humanities
FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR – Experience the Arts & Humanities – Bev Ford, Executive Director
If you are a faithful reader of the Applause newsletter, you already know how I feel about fall. The only thing I don’t love about it is what follows behind it…winter. UGH!
But seriously, some of my favorite things about fall include cool, crisp mornings, watching the Buckeyes battle it out on Saturdays, sitting around our fire pit with family and friends, and big pots of warm soup. Yes, I’ve shared it before, but I’ll say it again…fall is my favorite!
As I sit on my porch on Saturday mornings, I watch carefully for the first signs of fall colors. The vibrant hues of fall sunrises and sunsets are also among my favorite things. And a snuggly blanket with a hot cup of coffee? Yes!
But I want to tell you more about fall. There is one more favorite thing I’d like to share with you about this season. Fall also represents a time when the national spotlight focuses on the arts. Each October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), an observance celebrated from coast to coast. This recognition invites each of us and all of us to collectively recognize the importance of culture in America. It encourages us to grow our appreciation of and participation in the arts.
The invitation to you in this October issue of the Applause is to uncover new aspects of the arts. Explore the humanities. Grow. Learn. Enrich your life. There is a world of culture waiting to be experienced. Take in some public art. Visit The Guild. Appreciate Marion’s unique architecture. View a film. Even enjoy the “art” of fall landscapes.
And while you’re at it, make plans to visit the Palace. In Marion, we’re fortunate to have this historic Theatre dedicated to presenting just such opportunities for growth, learning, and enrichment. You’ll find details to some of upcoming shows, classes, and events in this newsletter.
All of us here at the Palace issue each of you a personal invitation to experience the value created by the lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities.