Tag Archives: art and the community

Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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***Transforming Education Series: New Visions for Museums***

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          Museums are growing in many new directions: some are offering programs for people with disabilities, including  dementia; others are working with young people across the spectrum of K-12 education. The Institute for Museum and Library Services, a federal organization, published an evaluation of an important in-depth program for teens at three art museums, Room to Rise: Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs in Art Museums. These are among the things we would be losing if the NEA and NEH are destroyed. Thanks to the New York Times and the Nonprofit Quarterly for the story.

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Source: Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Programs in Museums!

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This Tape Makes Everything LEGOs – Creators

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***Sunday Bonus Series: Resources for Creativity***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

             If you love LEGOs you will love this resource for turning anything (almost) into a lego-compatible resource. The tape is called Nimuno Loops and when you read this article you may be surprised at what you can do with it. Thanks Creators for this information.

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Source: This Tape Makes Everything LEGOs – Creators

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Loves Finding New Creative Resources!

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At This L.A. Doctor’s New Gallery, Art Is Medicine

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***The Arts in Health Series: New LA Gallery***

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          There are many different ways art galleries are becoming active participants in the arts in health movement–some of them are exhibiting art made by people with disabilities of various kinds; others are reaching out those with dementia and bringing them to the arts. I love the ideas behind this new gallery in Los Angeles. This Artsy Editorial introduces DENK (meaning Think in Flemish), the creation of a distinguished endocrinologist who sees art as an extension of her medical practice, and her husband. Check it out!

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Source: At This L.A. Doctor’s New Gallery, Art Is Medicine

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Role of the Arts in Health!

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Women of the world – The British Museum Blog

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***Women Making A Difference Series: Women Artists in the British Museum***

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          In honor of International Women’s Day the British Museum Blog is sharing a wonderful series on the work of women artists. Check it out and enjoy!

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Source: Women of the world – The British Museum Blog

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Transforming Power of Women Everywhere!

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The Art of War: George W Bush On Painting, Patriotism, And Being Hacked by Guccifer

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***The Weekend IdeaFest Series: Portraits of Veterans***

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Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

          Former President George W. Bush has turned to painting in his retirement years. Today’s post shares an in-depth interview with him about the portraits of veterans that form a major series in his work. The featured images on this post are of masks made by veterans in one of the art therapy workshops offered by the Veterans Art Foundation.

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President George W. Bush sat down with Task & Purpose to talk about his remarkable transformation from president to painter.”

Source: The Art of War: George W Bush On Painting, Patriotism, And Being Hacked by Guccifer

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Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

Courtesy of Veterans Art Foundation

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of Art!

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Designer Creates Arabic Illustrated Words that Show Their Literal Meaning

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Graceful Typography***

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

          Arabic script is the most beautiful and graceful of all systems of writing. Today’s post shares the gorgeous series of illustrated words from designer Mahmoud Tammam. This is a visual treat for the weekend. Featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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“Designer Mahmoud Tammam posed a creative challenge to himself: an experimental typographic series of Arabic illustrated words.”

Source: Designer Creates Arabic Illustrated Words that Show Their Literal Meaning

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Beauty Everywhere!

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America’s most artistic towns | Expedia Viewfinder

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Places to Visit***

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

           If you are an art lover and like to travel, here is a great list of interesting places to visit where the arts matter. There are big cities and small in the group, so take your pick and enjoy!

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“Art lovers have much to explore across this country. With so much to explore, here’s our list of the most artistic cities in America.”

Source: America’s most artistic towns | Expedia Viewfinder

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

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Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Communities!

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Spontaneous Pastel Drawings – Expressive Art Inspirations

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***Creative Expression for All of Us Series***

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

             Are you stuck in a rut? We all need to express ourselves in creative ways. Shelley Klammer offers great ideas for jump-starting your inner artist. Try these simple exercises to relax, reboot, and transform your approach to every day living. Explore the treasure chest of ideas on her Expressive Art Inspirations site. Thanks, Shelley!

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Source: Spontaneous Pastel Drawings – Expressive Art Inspirations

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Courtesy of Art Therapy with Create & Transform

The Creative Apothecary Advises You: Do Art Every Day!

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‘Take my brain out’: The artists awakened by brain injuries – BBC News

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***Art and Health, After Brain Injuries***

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

          The best way to understand how powerful a force art can be in healthy living is through the stories of people who have turned to art after serious injury or illness. This is far more effective than reams of research data. Today’s post is a story from London of a recent art exhibition of work by people who turned to art after serious brain injuries. Headway East London has been working with brain injury patients since 1997. Read the individual stories here and be amazed at the power of art.

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“Thirty artists are exhibiting their work, many for the first time. The collective has only one thing in common – they all survived severe brain injuries.”

Source: ‘Take my brain out’: The artists awakened by brain injuries – BBC News

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Transforming Power of Art!

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Art and Healing Organizations & Programs – The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS

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***A Useful Resource for Finding Programs in Art & Healing***

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

          Renee Phillips runs The Healing Power of Art & Artists website. Every so often she updates this helpful list of organizations that offer a variety of art therapy and arts and health programs. Check it out; you may find just the group you need near you. Thank you, Renee, for all you do for the arts and healing!

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“Art and healing organizations that use art and art programs to help individuals, their communities, and society at large.”

Source: Art and Healing Organizations & Programs – The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Arts Therapists Everywhere!

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