The 7 Arts Foundation is committed to fostering healthy North American communities through arts-based development, management and training. Instead of focusing on what fails, I’d love for you to draw me a parallel and just talk about what it is that you’re bringing with eastern philosophy that makes your seven arts of change different, and then lets just briefly do a top line on those seven arts and then dig into a couple of them that I think are particularly interesting.
We get this question all the time whenever we are fortunate enough to be invited to join a panel, lead a workshop or audit or consult on the development of a district; the answer – Music Dance Theater Literature The Fine Arts The Applied Arts and The Illuminated Arts (which include still photography, videography and film).
Martial arts TV documentaries present some wonderful information but, be wary that most shows are from the perspective of an outsider looking in (potential victims of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism for you anthropology buffs) – don’t use one show as the foundation of your knowledge or opinions.
But Robert LD Cooper points out that the three possibly represents the original three Grand Masters of the Temple legend, the five the five orders of architecture (as you pointed out) and the seven the seven liberal arts and sciences (again, as you pointed out).
Chillies, blood red and red hot, exotic aromas that arouse the senses, sumptuous cut velvets, silky taffetas jewel like mosaics, sweet strawberries and pink champagne, forbidden fruits lead us to temptation, scented candles….. a celebration of live and love.