Kathryn Garcia

1. Tell us about a meaningful experience you and/or a loved one had with the arts (dance, media, music, theater, or visual arts), either in school or in another setting. What did you and/or your loved one gain from this experience?

The arts have always been a part of my life and my family. My sister is an artist and worked for an art gallery for many years – most of the art in my home is her work. My son, Alex, plays the saxophone. I truly believe that playing an instrument while in high school significantly lowered his stress and helped get him into college. I love how pervasive art is in our City and how it creates opportunities for joy for all New Yorkers.

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