Art Outreach



We need to create an awareness for art in the society, at large. Then and only then, our funding problem may be solved,” opined dean of art school.

I recognised the location of this week’s outreach program office from the artwork hanging from a tree. Barring a few chairs and kit bags, not a soul was to be seen at the site when I reached there.

Who will come and donate money, if you spread awareness using such a complex work?” was my first reaction, “if I an art teacher needs an explanation, what to expect of uninitiated?

Word Count: 98

This is an effort to write aflash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 9th Nov, 2018, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

Photo Prompt : J S Brand

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  1. Very interesting story, Abhijit. I liked it. My first thought when I read the last line was, “Art is in the eye of the beholder” similar to the way we all see the same picture and write very different things. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. True art is in the eye of the beholder. To develop a good eye for art, we need training.


  2. You pose a tough question for the educators Abhijit. It’s tempting to simplify a subject to make it accessible, but when do you stop spoon-feeding your students and encourage/enable them to think for themselves?

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    1. Agree. There has to be a balance. Course material for undergraduate and postgraduate studies are different. Point is attract audience using simple art forms. Graduate them to complex topics.

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      1. Did you mean “without grease the machine stops”?

        As puzzling as this tree is to me, I can appreciate the artistry. Another form of art, music, also has many different ways of expressing things to different people. Some will love what others dislike, and vice versa.

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