Tag Archives: art and the community

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art & Your Brain***

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            One of the most important developments in wellness over the last two decades is the integration of all the arts into medicine in person-centered practice. Research is telling us more each year about the positive effects of the arts in our lives. Today’s post shares how making art can lead to brain health.

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Source: Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen | HuffPost

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Making Art!

Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art and the Mind***

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          We know that all the arts are good for us in various ways; making art can be the best medicine for the mind. Today’s post is a cogent and thoughtful essay from The Perception on the various ways that art-making helps strengthen our minds.

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Source: Art For Minds: A Brief Overview Of The Numerous Ways In Which Art Can Help The Mind, Arts — The Perception

 

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Powers of Art!

 

 

 

 

Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

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***The Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Art School in Prison***

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           I first shared this art in prison project almost two years ago and was delighted to find from this recent article that it is still going strong. The arts are being used in helping to rehabilitate those in prison in many different ways. Read about this extraordinary project in India!

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Source: Prison workshop in India turns inmates into artists – Al Arabiya English

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Prison Rehabilitation!

 

Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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***The Arts in Health Series: New Directions for Museums***

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          Museums are going in many new directions as they identify and adopt new ways of public involvement. New programs for people with disabilities and opportunities for both active elders and those with dementia are only a few of them. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts includes the opportunity for an organization to propose a “made to measure” project to suit its needs.  It has also developed an art therapy initiative that other institutions might examine and adapt for their own needs.

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Source: Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Dimensions for Art Museums!

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Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

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***Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy in Hospitals***

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          The integration of the arts into healthcare is one of the most important developments over the last decade or so. Today’s post describes briefly the results of  a study of the “Art From the Heart” program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The program is an initiative of the Burlington City Arts organization in partnership with the medical school and the hospital.

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Source: Study Shows “Art From the Heart” Brings Nurse Satisfaction and Patient Wellbeing | UVM Medical Center Blog

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Art From the Heart Program in Burlington, Vermont!

 

 

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How Art Can Spring Community Development

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***The Arts in Communities: Springboard to Development***

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          All of the arts play essential roles in the social and economic development of communities. Today’s post tells the story of a fascinating project in the St. Paul Minnesota area carried out by “Springboard for the Arts,” one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It was published in “Philanthropreneurship,” the blog of an organization I will be reporting on in a separate post.

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Source: How Art Can Spring Community Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota!

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BAAT | Blogs | Life After Brain Injury: The Role of Art in Rehabilitation

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***Arts in Health Series: Rehab After Brain Injury***

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            The role of the arts in rehabilitation is growing and is accepted in medical settings across the world. Today’s post is from the British Association of Art Therapists and shares several  moving stories from Headway London.

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Source: BAAT | Blogs | Life After Brain Injury: The Role of Art in Rehabilitation

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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***The Arts in Health Series: Community Impact of the Arts***

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          The arts are important for the health of communities and the people in them. This is especially true of low income neighborhoods. Today’s post summarizes the findings of an important study of New York City from the University of Pennsylvania’s “Social Impact of the Arts Project.” Thanks to Artsy Editorial for the story.

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Source: New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

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Courtesy of the Dandora Transformation League

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts in Communities!

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Public Art Week — Strong Towns

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***Transforming Communities Series: Public Art Week***

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          Strong Towns, a vital organization helping towns to develop from a foundation of designing for people, is doing an entire week of posts about public art and its role in shaping communities. This post includes the introduction to the series and direct links to the other essays in the series. There are some fascinating examples and good thinking here.

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Source: Public Art — Strong Towns

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Strong Towns!

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Philadelphia Museum of Art – Exhibitions – Philadelphia Assembled

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***Transforming Communities Series: Placemaking with a Major Museum***

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          Now and through July the Philadelphia Museum of Art is sponsoring a massive and collaborative placemaking activity that brings the arts and civic activism together to tell Philadelphia’s story of making the city a better and more inclusive place for all to thrive. This is a huge undertaking, well worth spending time to explore and get ideas for your own community. This is what happens when you give light to the presence of all these small beacons of hope in the community. One of my Beacons of Hope organizations, the Village of Arts and Humanities, is a partner and two of the featured images here are the work of Lily Yeh, one of its founders.

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Source: Philadelphia Museum of Art – Exhibitions – Philadelphia Assembled

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Philadelphia Assembled!

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