Does art for the sake of art need a reason to exist? If it exists solely for the sake of itself is it serving any purpose at all? Art exists to benefit people in ways that are different for everyone. It doesn't have to be appreciated, it doesn't have to be hated, it doesn't even have to be seen. But if it's not seen does it exist?
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I was asked to shoot the rehearsal for the One Billion Rising dance that will be happening in Olympia on Thursday Feb. 14 and all over the world on Valentine's Day. The dance is sponsored by V-Day, an organization started by Eve Ensler, who is best known for her play The Vagina Monologues, and is aimed at raising awareness of violence against women and girls across the world.
These Olympia area women (and men) were in great spirits and fired up, eager to learn the moves before the big day.
The dance will be at Heritage Park next to Capitol Lake in downtown Olympia at 3:30, Feb. 14.
I'll be there at 3pm doing interviews if anyone wants to share why they are rising that day.