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Can Art Give Us Hope?

[Art Scene]

A Recent Event in Connecticut

By Jason Stoneking

I didn’t realize until quite recently that on some level I am actively looking for hope. If you would have asked me a few years ago, I might well have said that the portrayal of hope was somehow sappy or pedestrian, something better left to the realm of Disney movies and Chicken Soup books, and kept out of the sacred, lofty worlds of fine art and literature. But lately, I have to admit that the occasional appearance of this hope stuff in the arts hasn’t been looking so bad to me. In fact, I’ve even been starting to really appreciate it, and I’ve been meaning to ask myself why. For one thing, I suppose there’s the alternative to consider: art without hope.

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