Transcend. In the way that borders act as a physical barrier between diverse cultures and communities, art, in contrast, transcends these proverbial walls. Art has the ability to bring awareness to issues that other communities may not interact with.
Unify. Art not only connects us with the people around us, but also with our environment. The spiritual and emotional connection that nature provides is greatly reflected in art, highlighted by the transcendentalist movement.
Learn. History, current and past, are represented through all forms of art. Artists share the responsibility and the capability to document and represent critical events throughout history. This allows people to begin to become informed and educated on activism and movements. As Toni Cade Bambara said “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”