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By: Scott Tokar, Corporate-Fx Magician and Founder
Congressional Resolution 642, "Magic is art".
Wed, Mar 30 2016 05:30 | Art, Congressional Resolution, Corporate Magic, David Copperfield, H. RES. 642, HR 642, HR642, Magic, Magic is art, magician, Scott Tokar, Tradeshow Magician
Recognizing magic as a rare & valuable art form & national treasure.
Magic is an art form with a power and potential unlike any other. The purpose of Congressional Resolution 642 is to help preserve, protect, and promote the art of magic for generations to come - with equal artistic respect as dance, jazz, music, and film.
This resolution has nothing to do with government funding.
As a visual art, magic transcends any barrier of race, religion, or culture — and as an art form, it deserves the same respect as any other with a vibrant and diverse community of creators, performers, fans, and enthusiasts.
Whereas magic has not been properly recognized as a great American art form, nor has it been accorded the institutional status on a national level commensurate with its value and importance;
Whereas there is not an effective national effort to support and preserve magic;
Whereas documentation and archival support required by such a great art form has yet to be systematically applied to the field of magic; and
Whereas it is in the best interest of the national welfare to preserve and celebrate the unique art form of magic: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) recognizes magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure; and
(2) supports efforts to make certain that magic is preserved, understood, and promulgated.
Visit the website https://hr642.com to sign the petition.
Read HR642 for yourself here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/642/text
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