Arts Partners Mentor the Next Generation

By Henry Lucey-Lee, National Director of Arts Ministry
March 6, 2017

As an arts student, Daniel never expected to walk through an art gallery accompanied by an experienced scholar and writer like Walter Hansen. He was even more surprised when Walter asked for his opinion on the stimulating art that surrounded them. Walter was genuinely interested in Daniel’s work, and his ability to listen well to young creative people was the motivation behind this meeting. Their relationship and friendship continued to grow through similar conversations.

The arts influence culture in a profound way, and young artists need to learn more than just trade skills in their media. Our arts schools often prepare students to be proficient at pursuing their art work, but leave them unprepared emotionally and spiritually for life after graduation.

Acceptable Notes

Abi Christian
September 14, 2010

Solitude can be a way of life for many student musicians.  They spend long hours alone in a practice room and sometimes compete with peers for practice space, performances, and uncertain careers. When InterVarsity student Alex Cap left the College of New Jersey for a summer music program in North Carolina, he expected to put in the long hours and hard work at the piano. He didn’t expect to find a thriving Christian community—or that God would use him to encourage others spiritually, as well as musically.

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