what's in our name?
[ey-kahr-tey; British: ey-kahr-tey; French: ey-kar-tey]
Early 19th century [French]: discard, throw out.
1. Discarded, isolated, remote, being apart, outlying, outspread, sundered.
2. A ballet position in which the dancer extends one leg in the air, with the arm of the same side raised above the head while the other arm is extended to the side.
3. A card game for two players, originating in 19th-century France, in which 32 cards are used and certain cards may be discarded in exchange for others.
Our name represents our personal dogma according to which art prevails over social isolation.