If history teaches us one thing it is that the genius of America is that we will find a new way. We are a country of boundless energy. Together and as individuals we will find our way forward again. A recession like this one will reallocate a huge amount of our resources. The question for us, is where will I end up in this relocation? As artists we are often viewed as luxury. Nothing is further from the truth. For when a society convulses we need our artists to help us understand what we are going through and to give us hope. Art is hope and understanding.