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A photo of a young refugee girl.

Art Therapy Class Helps Child Refugees Overcome the Horrors of War

Those who have lived through war will forever be haunted by its images. The bloodshed, the violence, the destruction, the displacement—these traumatizing experiences permanently imprint themselves in a person’s mind. But there are certain coping mechanisms that can make life a little more bearable. In Greece, for example, there’s an art therapy program that is […]

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St Patrick’s Day Visual Arts Project

The New York Irish Consulate has announced a visual arts project for St Patrick’s Day this year. The project aims to educate people about the cultural significance of St Patrick to Ireland and why St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the United States and in many other parts of the world. The contest is open […]

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ASTEP: Transforming Lives Through the Power of the Arts

By Mauricio Salgado “All right everyone, take a deep breath and let it out. I find that whenever I’m in an uncomfortable or unexpected situation, I stop breathing. That might happen a lot in this workshop–so let’s make it a rule to breathe.” That’s how we began the Artist as Citizen workshop at the 2013 […]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff were victims of monstrous violence

A Culture of Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?

This is perhaps a slightly different look at culture than we have done in the past, but it’s one that needs addressing: the culture of violence in our society. How did we get here? Following the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last week, many were left wondering how such a monstrous act could be committed and why […]

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Why Our Kids Need the Arts

Every year it seems like the need for a way to close the achievement gap between students of different socioeconomic statuses gets even greater. We’ve tried an incredible variety of solutions, some of which have worked and others that haven’t. No one thing works for every single student, but there are certainly some things that […]

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