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I woke up Wednesday morning like many others with a sadness in my heart and a questioning as to what’s next – how do I go about my day – what really matters. And when I remembered that I was off to Newark Arts High School in Newark New Jersey to share with  the 100+ […]

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Did you Bargello, Hook rugs, Marcrame or Needlepoint? Do you find yourself drawn to the adult coloring books that are in every retail outlet these days.  Well I did and I am! My playtime as a child almost always involved “creative make believe” . As young as elementary school memories there was the –  I’m the […]

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This month we are focusing on the Art of Giving and what better way to continue that theme than with our children. When it comes to teaching children about giving, most people think the holidays are the best time. With adults focused on giving and children focused on getting the holidays can actually be a […]

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Counting money  is my very first memory of performing Community Service.  I was counting the proceeds on a Saturday afternoon in a school gymnasium in Queens New York 45 years ago. We were selling groceries and home products all donated by our cousin’s distribution company to benefit the efforts of my mom, grandmother and cousins […]

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Wendy Miller, a professor of art education at the University of Northern Iowa, made it a personal mission to introduce her world to art and art students to the world. That includes the downtrodden, disadvantaged and disproportionately incarcerated segments of the community. Her program “House of Hope” is having a real impact on the community. […]

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We think this is pretty cool. At Georgetown College in Kentucky, which has a strong arts program, Leah Castleman, GC adjunct professor, Jeanette Tesmer, GC’s director of galleries, and Barbara Mason, a retired elementary school teacher, formed an  Art Club to give Georgetown art education students an opportunity to teach art to local elementary school children. Youngsters learn about […]

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The Milagro Center in has a “vision is to be a center of creative cultural collaboration, engaging education and inspiration that dissolves social barriers, forms lasting connections and sets the stage for future success”  Read More –  Ways to Help

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We loved these words from DoSomething.org Students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance. Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, […]

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  Here are some very interesting Statistics! In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education an article by Sunil Iyengar and Ayanna Hudson it was reported that: In December, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released preliminary estimates from the nation’s first Arts and […]

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