Three Making a Difference with their Art
Delia Brett co-founded Canada's increasing world-famous contact dance company, MACHiNE NOiSY, that is premiering its latest work, "Fragile Forms," with Canada's PuSH International Performing Arts Festival next month. Delia and her co-founder both see dance "as an art form capable of merging the spiritual with the theatrical, the sensual with the conceptual." They are "rule-breakers" in the best sense of the word.
Patricia Arquette just won her second Golden Globe Award , this time for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television. ("Escape From Dannemora." ) A passionate advocate and activist for the rights of others, particularly those who are often marginalized because they don't fit the mold, Patricia played such role in the film, and used her acceptance speech to remind us, by example, to really value others.
Farrah Karapetian has just opened her new show, "Collective Memory," at the Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles that builds that memory over a series of events. It's a cumulative exhitibition. Farrah writes: "Maybe a photograph is not just 'taken; nor even just 'made,' but is 'given,' in what some would call exchange."
Aside from the extraordinary gifts of our three artists, each one is going beyond her "safe" point in her work, committing fully to the work, and to the world we live in. Yes, they are also making a difference in the world we live in, crossing boundaries others have difficulty crossing, honoring inclusiveness and humanity in all its shapes and sizes, in all its colors and varieties. Their work is refreshingly—and boldly—alive. Click on their names above for more.