A NOTE FROM MONICA ON ART, EMPOWERMENT AND THE CURRENT CRISIS
These are unprecedented times in all of our lives. Throughout our country there are countless numbers who had started new jobs or businesses, moved to new cities and towns for an exciting opportunity, achieved something in their work that was a new breakthrough, only to find all these beautiful moments put on hold, or in too many instances literally shattered or cancelled before their eyes.
For so many in every walk of life these lost opportunities came after years of work, training and dedication to a craft.
We have felt it in parts of our own business, and we have resolved that somehow we will emerge from this stronger. At the end of this journey, it will not be how any of us fall down, but instead how we help ourselves and each other to get up.
As many of you know the idea of Empowerment is a core pillar of our brand. Our jewelry is designed to not just be beautiful, but to empower and inspire. Our Dorothy medallion makes a poignant statement. It reads: You had the Power all along my dear. To everyone and to all of us with much to overcome, I would say what I tell my daughters. “These are moments we will fight through. Some dreams may be deferred, but they are still to be realized.”
With that in mind, we want to introduce a new dimension to our blog column that grew from the message of our Dorothy Medallion, and turn to artists we know and admire for our column, You had the Power all along…
Artists are just one of the many groups who have been impacted by the current crisis. Two first hand experiences made me fully realize this.
We saw this with our own brand when working on some great collaborations with artists that had to be put off. Great events had been planned, but we were especially disappointed knowing we could not expose new and incredible art work to the expanded audiences we had planned for. I also saw it with my own daughters, who have a Creative Office at our brand, and who premiered their new movie The Social Ones on March 2, only to see the world shut down shortly thereafter. Other young comic artists in the film, many of them a part of the reknowned Upright Citizens Brigade and for some in their first feature movie, experienced the same shock of timing. As a group, they were scheduled to be on some national Morning Shows, only to find out a few days prior that the appearance was understandably cancelled given the overwhelming crisis.
Watching their experience made me aware of other artists in similar situations. Maybe their first broadway show had just opened, or their first art gallery exhibition, or a first major dance or musical performance, the list goes on.
You had the Power all along….will be here to give artists who we know and meet a chance to meet our community. By introducing their work to our audience, we hope in some small way to share their incredible stories and talents.
We know that the work of these artists can Empower each of us, so maybe we can help to Empower them.
All of us still have the power.
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