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The Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America (2017) | National Center For Arts Research

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***Arts in Community Development Series: SMU’s Annual Rankings***

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          Southern Methodist University in Dallas compiles an annual ranking of communities with a vibrant and supportive culture for the arts. This ranking breaks down communities by size so even smaller areas have a chance to be recognized. I think you may be surprised at some of the outstanding cities and towns. Is your town here?

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Source: The Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America (2017) | National Center For Arts Research

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The Creative Apothecary Believes the Arts Are Essential for Community Development!

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Little Sun Light Swarm at Tivoli Gardens – Little Sun

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***The Arts in Community Development Series: Little Sun Helping the World***

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          Little Sun is one of the “Beacons of Hope” organizations in my book and the first resource guide in the Living Through Creativity series. It is an art solar design expanded to business and bringing hope to impoverished communities around the world. Today’s post tells how Little Sun’s latest installation in Tivoli Gardens is also helping people in Africa. Kudos to Olafur Eliasson and Little Sun.

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Source: Little Sun Light Swarm at Tivoli Gardens – Little Sun

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Little Sun!

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Art Hives | Transforming communities

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***The Arts & Community Development Series: Art Hives***

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            The key word is “connection.” Small local organizations gain strength and support by knowing about and sharing with others doing similar work. The Art Hives is such an organization, linking local groups offering arts-making to all to one another around the world. Check out their work–it may be an excellent network for your organization to join.

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Source: Art Hives | Transforming communities

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of Art Hives!

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How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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***The Arts in Health Series: Art Therapy and Refugee Trauma***

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          We are overwhelmed by the stories of refugee suffering and the political and social challenges faced by countries receiving them. The children are living through traumatic experiences we can only imagine. The inspiring story in today’s post of one art therapist working to help the children in a refugee camp in Greece brings their world to life in a way we can understand.

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Source: How Art Therapy Is Making A Difference In The Ritsona Refugee Camp (And How You Can Help, Too!) | The Huffington Post

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

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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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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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             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

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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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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

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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Beauty Everywhere!

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