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Most food tables at gallery openings include some iteration of wine and cheese. But at County Missives: Expressive Works from Incarcerated Juveniles Adjudicated as Adults , installed last spring at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery at the University of North Florida (UNF), there was a table display...
Having grown up in what he calls “a musical household,” Robert Accordino first learned about the benefits of music participation for people with autism while an undergrad studying psychology and music. Before heading to medical school, he did graduate work at Oxford University where he first...
Visit our Creative Forces page to read more from retired Marine master gunnery sergeant Christopher Stowe on learning the art of glassblowing as a form of therapeutic art.
“You can lock a person up and let him out after so long. Maybe during incarceration you teach him a trade—that’s great. What you also have to do is help him tap into the emotional instabilities that brought him to prison in the first place. Writing, art, and more importantly, education in...
It would seem a tall order to musically impress Renée Fleming, an opera legend who has heard and sung some of the world’s most compelling performances. But on a recent visit to the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), she experienced something even she...
Most of the patients at Matheny Medical and Educational Center will never have the physical ability to leap across a stage or even grasp a paintbrush. Some will never form the words to recite a poem or a line of script from a screenplay. Individuals treated at the Peapack, New Jersey, facility live...
A laughing man stands in a circle of seated high school students
If you walk by Chris Sogn’s science class during the Earth sciences unit at Avanti High School in Olympia, Washington, you’ll be greeted not only by wide-eyed, engaged students, but...
A colorful quilt that says Sew Much Love
How can we expect a woman to navigate her life in 90 days?” asked Deborah Frazier, executive director of Blues City Cultural Center , a Memphis nonprofit she co-founded with...
Give it up to these women artists doing incredible in the arts!
“Recovery happens only in community.” — Jonathan Shay, clinical psychiatrist and author known for his treatment of combat trauma suffered by Vietnam veterans Today, the National Endowment for the Arts unveils an expanded partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense called Creative Forces: NEA...

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