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Art Makes a Great Gift!

The New York Times recently ran an article offering their art critics’ favorite art books. It is well worth the read, especially if you are looking for a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member this holiday season. The … Continue reading

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Local Art Shows and Fundraisers

If you are looking for some things to do over the next few weeks that don’t include battling crowds at the mall, but does include supporting local artists and non profits, check out the neighborhood art scene. Local talent will … Continue reading

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Art as a Gateway to Learning The US Department of Education published a report in 2002 on “The Value Added Benefits of the Arts,” which states, “Studies have shown that arts teaching and learning can increase student’s cognitive and social … Continue reading

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Kindergarten & Beyond Art Education 

Childhood education experts agree on the importance of exposing kids to art early in life. As parents and caregivers, the importance of encouraging kids to experience and explore artistic expression cannot be overstated. Early school age experiences in art creation … Continue reading

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Morris Museum

This was a wonderful fiber and basketry exhibit at the Morris museum (Morris, NJ) featuring artists from around the world. If you have a chance to go please do. Not only was this exhibit excellent but the museum has an … Continue reading

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Talented Russian Artist Uses Creates Stunning Art Using Paper

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This is why art is important!

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For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity And Brings Comfort by Barbara J. King

Finding tranquility and mediation through art for adults can be challenging…but so rewarding when you find the right outlet you’ve been searching for. http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/06/11/413603343/for-adults-coloring-invites-creativity-and-brings-comfort In 1982, anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman, now professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, published The Human … Continue reading

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Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It

Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It JAY P. GREENE, BRIAN KISIDA, CARI A. BOGULSKI, ANNE KRAYBILL, COLLIN HITT, & DANIEL H. BOWEN DEC 02, 2014   -Cari Vander Yacht for Education Week Though the arts receive relatively little attention … Continue reading

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