The InVision Workshop members are a creative community of family members, young adults, and old friends who love the arts, pool their resources, and work together on things - like our current printmaking project, for example, and "big adventure with Art" (as Mom calls it), to raise funds for a Family Cultural Center, art gallery and childrens theatre - which give hope, expand the mind and nourish the soul, strengthen the heart and create a life worth living! (Heidi Sapere)
Connection and Engagement
The idea of giving young people a chance to make a difference in the world on a real and human scale has huge potential: it would change not only the lives of those being helped, but those who are helping. We face enormous challenges, but if we could engage the boundless energy of our youth in the real work of the world, the world would become a far better place fast. Our own country would become the place we want it to be, and embody more completely the human ideals we most cherish.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else."
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgement. The artist ... becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an officious state ... I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." (John F. Kennedy, speech at Amherst, 1963)