Connecting & Community Through Art During the Pandemic

During this time of quarantine, particularly in New York City where most of us do not have a back yard we can wander or just sit in, to get a little fresh air, doing something that connects us, feels less like a luxury and more like a necessity. A connection to our planet, to one another, things once taken for granted are what call out during this time of forced isolation.

My mother sent me a video from an unknown source that uses works of art to underscore what we are currently going through and what many are feeling.

A man in Barcelona plays John Lennon’s Imagine from his balcony, courtesy of YouTube.

In Florence Maurizio Marchini serenades his city

Art – the ways in which we express the wonder and beauty of life through our emotions, creativity and talents is how we connect to each other, to ourselves, and to this world.

I haven’t stepped foot out of our house since Saturday, but I have had hundreds of interactions with people from all over the world, which is both amazing and delightful. Community. During a period when we cannot actually be with our friends and extended family, connecting over common interests is all the more desirable.

My latest YouTube Video & A Confession

8 thoughts on “Connecting & Community Through Art During the Pandemic

  1. Hi Ariane, I loved today’s post: the art video, Maurizio Marchini’s glorious voice, and your “confessions.”
    I have been making masks (150) so far, and thus I got a late start on this sampler . . . I’ve only finished three circles, but I will catch up 🙂 My circles are in every possible color and my background is white. During these difficult times, I wanted something super happy upon which to work.
    Thank you for all that you do. Stay safe.

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    1. Oh Janice, you are heroic making all those masks. I know a number people who are churning them out as well. Thank you for doing that. Your sampler sounds wonderful. I too chose bright colors for the same reason. ❤️


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