Super Bowl of ArtsIt’s Super Bowl weekend and everyone is busy making plans about which party to attend or which snacks, dips, and deep fried something or other will be the biggest hit. Last year, over 115 million people tuned in whether it be for the commercials, halftime show, or some people watch the actual game. This got me to thinking about how I could relate the Super Bowl to the arts. As I started to dissect the biggest game of the year, I realized how much the whole day really is about art.
Let’s start with the host of the party. This person carefully plans the correct amount of food and beverages for the exact amount of people that will be attending. They then clean their house so it is presentable for their guests. After that, they make a smorgasbord of snacks and present it to their guests. Isn’t planning an art in itself? I know cleaning is an art. And what about presentation? The host has created this masterpiece for their guests to enjoy.
Next, let’s talk about the halftime show. Singing and dancing are undoubtedly a form of art. Being able to use your vocal chords to create something beautiful is a gift. And using your body to express a carefully choreographed dance is something not everyone is talented at. Art is everywhere.
A lot of people tune in to watch the commercials because they are always funny and well done. Well, someone is responsible for creating these commercials. For a meager five million dollars, you get thirty seconds to make this company memorable to the public… no pressure. But the reason these commercials are always so entertaining is because someone brought their vision to life on the screen and put a year’s worth of thought and dedication into every individual second. This is an art.
And finally, the actual game. Some people see this as a bunch of jocks running around tackling each other. What I realized is that football is incredibly artistic. Each play has been choreographed and rehearsed over and over again just like a dance. The teammates must all work together to create a masterpiece in order to defeat the other team. Football is an art.
Art is in everything. It is all around us if we open our eyes to it. So, no matter what you are doing on Sunday, take a moment to appreciate the time and creativity that is truly involved in the Super Bowl and maybe you will begin to notice it in more places in your life.