GREAT FALLS — The last day of January is national "Inspire Your Heart With Art" day.
Observed on January 31st, it is designed to encourage people to consider how art can affect our lives and emotions.
Whether we are touched by music, dance, or see deeper meaning in an artist’s work, art has the power to change our perspective and inspire our creativity. Because art can be expressed through so many different forms and media, there are numerous ways you can celebrate this national day.
An exhibit at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art, titled the "OneHeart Call Project," explores the connection between art and the heart.
“I’m inviting the community to come in from their heart’s voice like, building community through your heart’s voice and using the art,” said artist Christina Rothe. “It can be drawings, sculptures, photography, video, clay, or whatever inspires you. I would like to create some joy.”
More than two years in the making, the OneHeartCall Project highlights love and hope in a culturally diverse world. Rothe hopes the exhibit will inspire others to open their hearts and minds during a time when she believes our world needs it the most.
She explained, “The heart is hard sometimes, and often, especially right now with what we all have to go through here in our country, and worldwide, and also with covid and seeing the injustices that we do onto one another… why can’t we come back and feel our heartbeat actually, and realize we all have a heart and it beats, and it has fears and hopes and dreams, and why can’t we reach out to one another or just remain open?”
The exhibit will be on display until February 12th. It is free to visit; the museum is located at 1400 1st Avenue North. For more information, call the museum at 406-727-8255, or click here to visit the website.