Esperanza Spalding Talks About the Importance of the Arts
Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding sat down with Portland Center Stage to briefly discuss the importance of arts in education. Other than what the arts does for brain development, Spalding touched on how the arts enhances one’s personal development when contributing to a community and its culture. “On a community level for us to become great citizens being involved in the arts is crucial,” said Spalding.
Arts in education not only enhances classroom performance but diversifies and enriches life experiences and personal development. Spalding ended perfectly by saying, “…with love, food and shelter arts is a necessity for young people. We have to make sure they have access to it.”