-by Andy Dudas-
The Dudas Inspiration Venue for the Arts(DIVA) was founded to bring together artists and the community for Arts’ sake. How and what you define as Art is most assuredly viewed in a different light by someone else. One of the goals of DIVA is to erase those lines we have, by design or by accident, drawn between us as to our definitions and recognition of Art. In doing away with these lines we hope to erase the boundaries that society continues to draw around us all each and every day. To blend one group with the neighboring group. To find similarities in our Art and each other. To help us all find the Art our lives have been creating since birth and to share it with each other and the world.
dictionary.com -the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
merriam-webster.com -the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects
dictionary.cambridge.org -the making or doing of something whose purpose is to bring pleasure to people through their enjoyment of what is beautiful and interesting, or things often made for this purpose, such as paintings, drawings, or sculptures
DIVA doesn’t exist to define Art, much less confine it. DIVA exists for quite the opposite. DIVA seeks to provide a space where everyone’s voice is heard and everyone’s Art observed. Free from constraint. To challenge Art, the artist, and the observer. To create new Art and new Art forms.
The last statement is certainly reminiscent of…what? Star Trek. So to extrapolate one step further…
Art. These are the voyages of DIVA. Its mission: to explore new Art and to seek out new artists and new Art forms. To boldly go where no artist has gone before.
That is what DIVA is all about. Discovery. Equality. That is exactly for what Star Trek stood and stands. No matter one’s color, gender, physical capability, or even species was seen as a barrier in Gene Roddenberry’s trek through the stars.
Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a vision. Everyone has value. Help us to find, recognize, and promote these virtues.
Andy Dudas 7/12/2017
Andy Dudas has interests varying from painting and singing, to photography and prop making. Pretty much anything that has a creative element. Amateur status in all endeavors, he finds art everywhere he looks. Always seeking his next inspiration.