“While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.” – Ray Bradbury

This is The Emmitsburg Arts Scene, a place where readers of The Emmitsburg News Journal can find recently published articles (with additional images and videos that weren’t found in the print edition), reports on local art events, as well as posts focusing on one work of art in particular.

This site exists for two reasons, both of which are very important to me. For one, I wanted to offer all of you easy access to some of the artwork I am referencing. It must be frustrating to Google multiple works of art in order to understand my reference or argument in the paper. Now it will all be in one place, just a few clicks away!

I also wanted to create a space of open discussion, in the event that anyone feels inclined to share their thoughts on an article or an art piece. Great art facilitates conversation, and I wanted to offer a place for discussion. Feel free to leave feedback for me as well. If you have any suggestions for topics, artwork, or local events to share, leave a comment! I hope this is a helpful tool for you all!

~ Jack Williams