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Re: “Failure Is an Option

I give my sincere “Thank You” to professor Jon Rubin. Teaching is a very difficult profession. Teaching young adults to go beyond the realms of a textbook is miraculous. 3D Creative thinking is an ingenious way to get across the importance of art, especially the art of self-expression. What better way to reverse the karma of a location then to permit it to exist and thrive doing what it has predominantly done in the past? It may never house a failed attempt of anyone ever again! The concept is energetic and of course original. Brittanie Wine came forward with her dream, and obviously convinced her classmates that it had merit. They decided to have a café. Rachael Brown looked at the buildings history, location and probably the possibility of its ability to succeed given who its neighbors are. She merged the two and gave it her creative vision. A very intuitive vision I might add. That alone is a work of art. Failure is the “boogey man” that prevents many a great idea from ever seeing the light of day. Creating an optimistic environment to express failures takes them out of the dark and eliminates the power of fearing to fail. This project has got to give everyone that comes in contact with it a new (or renewed) encouragement to re-evaluate those things they may have put off for fear of failing. Just reading the article has encouraged me. We should all learn from our failures not be ashamed of them. They are a part of life! I live in Baltimore, too far away to have been at the revealing performance, November 9th. I hope someone posts a comment about it. One thing for sure, it had to be a success. From what I’ve read, can you fail in a place that hails failures? My congratulations to the fall Art 301, “Art in Context” class on your project. From my view, your collaborative effort deserves an “A”.

Posted by Clarice Qualls on 11/12/2007 at 2:43 PM

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