The many benefits of art viewing and creation are not fully recognized. Everyone feels confident enough to have an opinion about music. Music is simply not questioned because the value is abundantly apparent: we enjoy it and it enriches our lives. Art has the same benefits.
Erika Dueck is the national winner of the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and received the $10,000 prize for her mixed media installation, The Ephemeral Mind. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the University of Manitoba. In the fall, she will be pursuing a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph. Visit Erika’s blog: http://www.erikadueck.wordpress.com
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