July 4, 2014
Regina MJ Kyle
The World Hunger Project is doing much needed work across the world. This report features the art of children from parts of the world where food is scarce and where they can only dream of what a world without hunger is like.
Look at these pictures by children, then do what you can to help them. This is an astonishing group of works showing the wonderful imaginations of children.
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This Is What A World Without Hunger Looks Like, According To Kids Whose Families Don’t Have Enough Food.
I want to share this information with my readers. If you want to acquire a good understanding of dementia, please sign up for this free course from the University of Tasmania in Australia. It is an excellent course.
IT IS FREE.
The university also offers an online bachelors degree in dementia studies at a very reasonable tuition.
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Understanding Dementia MOOC – Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre – University of Tasmania, Australia.
I haven’t posted anything on Iris Grace for several weeks. She is the five-year old girl with autism in the UK whose mother is home schooling her. Iris is an extraordinary artist and with her cat Thula is helping other families who have children with autism through her mother’s posts and information.
This is a great article from the weekend Independent.
The painting to the left is one of hers called “Dancing Oboes”
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings – UK – News – The Independent.
I come across a lot of information about using the arts in healing in childrens’ hospitals, but this is one of the most interesting projects I have seen recently. When you receive radiation for brain cancer, you have to wear a mask and be bolted down so your head will not move, a scary situation for anyone, much less a child. See how Denver’s Childrens Hospital uses art to help the children.
Kids decorate their radiation masks.
This is a great project in Portland and Dr. Bill Thomas is helping them to find the way to success. Every community needs to become age-friendly and to learn from the wisdom of people of all ages.
What is your community doing to become an age-friendly place?
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Portland Wants To Know What Are Old People For?.
This is an excellent article on why art programs are so important in the assisted living setting. There is more and more research that supports this, but even of there were not, the arts, unlike some other interventions, not only do no harm but do demonstrable good.
One of the suggestions I particularly like here is that of the individualized arts program in the visual arts as well as in music.
Every assisted living facility should be using the arts as part of a holistic therapy program.
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Inside Assisted Living Art Therapy Programs.
This is a very important report for anyone who is interested in Alzheimer’s.
World Alzheimer Report 2014: Dementia and Risk Reduction | Alzheimer’s Disease International.
Singing Your Own Song
This is an amazing story about music and healing. Nothing I can say will add to it.
Violinist Plays Mozart Through Her Own Brain Surgery.
Creativity includes solving the pressing problems of our society with a focus on the dignity of the people who need help. Nowhere is this more needed than in our approaches to homelessness.
One of the most creative ways of providing for those needing temporary or permanent help with housing is the “Tiny House” movement. It has worked in communities in several different states and now Portland, Oregon, a leader in people-based solutions to problems is planning to get involved.
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Portland Planning Village of Tiny Homes for Homeless.
This is an important blog by Alex White providing information on many different public art projects and how they can have an important impact on the community. Public art is a public good and refreshes the spirit.
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ARTSblog » Blog Archive » Public Art; a means for human development – The Artist as Social Animator.