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Gilroy Arts Alliance: Supporting Imagination, Creativity, Art and Downtown Gilroy Written & Photographed By Laura Wrede T he definition of art to many is a painting on the wall behind the couch that matches the decor. In reality the world of art goes far beyond a 2D painting. Creative media influence nearly every aspect of our society; from the patterns on our clothes, the painting on our cars, graphics and photos on our tech screens and product packaging designs, tattoos, cartoons, jewelry, dishes, desserts, shoes. . . the list is endless. It all relies on imaginative people creating some kind of visual art. Then there are the performing arts such as dance, theater, and music. These too are woven into the fabric of our society to such depths that to remove its imaginative influ- ence from our daily lives would leave us naked sitting on the floor of a concrete gray world filled with silence staring at blank walls. Often unrecognized, mistakenly consid- ered fluff in places of education and govern- ment bud vWG2BFW2v&p&VBFR66VW2'F7G2vRB7&VFR6GW&FrW"ƗfW2vFFR7&VBVRЦVG2vRVB77VRF&R&66WGv&R&v旦FVFW'7FG2FR'F6Rb7FfVǐ6v66r7W'FrB&V֖FrW 6VGbFRfFGW&RbFR'G3FRv&'G2Ɩ6RtFRt2fVFVW"&v旦FFBv&2V"&VBFG&GV6R66ƖrbFR'F7F2FVBvƗfRF26VGBffW'27W'BF6'F7F2VFVf'2FWW&FRWBbFPv&FW&6VFW"f"FR'G2FvЧFvv&FR6&W"bFW&W@6WfVF7G&VWG2FR&VgW&&6VB6fF&ג'VFrB6G226VFW"f FRgWGW&R3R6bVFW6RW&f&6PBf7V'G26VFW"FR6GvVB"P7&W2FRtFW67&&W2G6Vb2( 7V֖ЧFbV'2bv&'FVF6FVBw&WbfVFVW"6VGV&W'>( ( bW&vW"bGv'G2&v旦F2v&FR&v&v旦FFVFW"vV0'BVwVRv2RbFRFW7B&f@&v旦F2W"6VGfVFV@FRV&ǒs2&vǒ7W'B`FR6G&&v旦FFBw&WrF6WFfW6f2FVFW"( FW6&rF&W&W6VB&R6&VV6fR6VV7FbW"6VG( 2f7VBW&f&֖p'G2#"FVFW"vV2&VFVBFFRv&'G2Ɩ6RBr7FG02&fB&v旦FW6VBFPFW&6VFW"f"FR'G27Fr2FP6VFW.( 2vVVBFRt7W'G2f&WGb'Bv&&V6v旦rFB'B2f"&RFt$( "$t( "4%D4UDT$U"5D$U"#PFrFRvvRFWFffW FfW'6R֗GW&Rb$BB4B'BVF6w2V6V"FW6fVGW&Rv&2FVFW"W62F6RBfW2FRt2&VV7FfVǒffVBvFF27VЦW.( 2fgF7G&VWBƗfRg&VR66W'G2FvЧFvFRv&'G2BvRfW7FfFfBFf2VgVG&6W"fPvBFRw&VV6'G2&w&2f &F6G&VBGVG2'B66'62B5D"'G2VGV6FFRt2'V'w&WbfVFVW &&BV&W'2vfRv&VBf"V'0FRFR&W6V6Rb'B6VFW"&VЦGv&N( 2FV"WW'F6RFB2W@F2f6ƗfRǒRW'6F0B6G&7B&626F( BFRW&ЧF2vW"WfVFv27&70&WGvVVB'VrF7F6R'VW"&WFrwW'RB6֖2&VƖVbvVW0vVB6W2F2FVF6FFFPt2֗76RW'6v7FG227Fv'BЦ"bfVFVW&6f"FRtBFP6VFW"66&FrFWfVF2&WFFWvW6R( Ɔ2&VVvFW266RFR6RVW2FR6VFW"VGVW6F@vVFW6FB27VB6VFW72W'0v&rBFR6VFW"BVv&Ц~( g67'V&&rf'2vVr&6V&&BvVVFrrw&VWFrwVW7G2v&pvևFF6У