“The task of the artist is to sense more keenly than others the harmony of the world, the beauty and the outrage of what man has done to it, and poignantly, to let people know. Art warms even an icy and depressed heart, opening it to lofty, personal experience. By means of art we are sometimes sent dimly, briefly, revelations unattainable by reason, like that little mirror in the fairy tales. Look into it and you will see not yourself but for a moment, that which passes understanding, a realm to which no man can ride or fly and for which the soul begins to ache.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, quoted by Malcolm Muggeridge in The End of Christendom
This quote is kind of a credo for Alternate Arts.
I’m Jim Wall, chief instigator at Alternate Arts. Welcome!
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The call to Christians has always been to bring salt and light to their culture. One of the best ways of doing this is through the arts. Christian artists are the true counterculture – the alternate artists.