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A second-grader at Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, lights the sculpture she created when a visual arts residency was integrated with the study of electrical circuits. Photo by Janis Hill
Although Portland, Oregon, is recognized as a vibrant creative community, nearly one-third of elementary schools have absolutely no arts instruction--no music, visual art, dance or theater. The Right Brain Initiative...
Wrapping up our coverage of the three finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, we're heading south to Charlotte, North Carolina, where several media outlet have joined forces to broaden their reach in covering the city's arts scene. The Charlotte Arts Journalism...
Image courtesy of Pixeltown In part two of our series catching up with the finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, we're heading to the City of Brotherly Love where Art Attack is mentoring the next generation of arts journalists while broadening the scope of the city...
This week's podcast introduces a little-known story about the arts and disaster recovery. Last autumn, Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeastern region of the United States, with New York City and surrounding areas hit particularly hard. Thousands of people were evacuated as their homes were...
"You can't separate the city from the arts, it's all part of the same passion." --- Jennifer Conlin, CriticCar On April 19 of last year, the NEA and the Knight Foundation announced the three finalists of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge . Each of the finalists...
Chicago radiates culture, from our art to our architecture, our food to our festivals, our music to our museums. That vibrancy of culture is Chicago’s great inheritance as a city, and it is the key to our future. That is why I was proud to unveil the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan this past...
Spectators enjoy The Circus , a Charlie Chaplin silent film, projected onto the facade of the Queen Theater in Downtown Bryan during October's First Friday. Photo by Stuart Villanueva, courtesy of The Eagle . "I think for a community to grow, as opposed to stagnating, art is an important...

Vollis Simpson is a lifelong machinist, but he didn't know he was an artist until someone came out to his workshop in rural Lucama, North Carolina, and told him so. His creative tinkering dates back to World War II, when he built a wind-powered machine that allowed fellow soldiers to dry their...

Communities throughout the United States have shown time and time again that art is far more than something pretty to listen to, look at, or experience in passing. Rather, when...
Idaho's Teton Scenic Byway winds its way from the Snake River toward Ashton through miles of spectacular scenery, including the western ridges of the Teton Mountains. Along the way, travelers...

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