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Street Art From Ferguson Now Part Of Unique City-Wide Art Exhibit

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 10.18.2016 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

In November 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding neighborhoods were in the midst of several nights of rioting and looting. But something happened during all of this. Something that didn't make many headlines -- a movement called "Paint for Peace."

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - Learning With The Arts

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.27.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Have you ever noticed how integrating the Arts with traditional subjects can really make learning fun? Findings from a recent American Institutes for ...

The Transparency of Being

Petros Koublis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

The more physical space we occupy, the more space occupies us. This emptiness doesn't refer to a perceptible absence, but to a fundamental ubiquity that flows throughout the whole Cosmos.

What The Art World Can Learn From A Studio For Developmentally Disabled Artists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts

During my five-plus years writing about art for The Huffington Post, certain tired comments seem to rear their ugly heads time and time again: “That...

Artists Hope One Enormous Quilt Can Uproot Rape Culture In America

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts

“You thought you broke me but you made me stronger.””Your voice matters.””Learn to love again.””There is hope.””Why?” These are so...

Holy Rainbow Unicorn Eating An Ice Cream Cone, A Lisa Frank Coloring Book Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts

Attention, stressed out millennial women of the world: Do you want more than anything to time travel back to a simpler time? Specifically, the totally...

How Incarcerated Youth Are Making Their Voices Heard Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

In 2001, artist Lauren Adelman and juvenile defender Francine Sherman began offering art workshops to girls incarcerated at the Spectrum Detainment Ce...

Diagnosed With Rare Terminal Cancer, Artist Heals Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

"The works are my only legacy," artist Kaylin Andres told The Huffington Post when describing her piece "Three Braids." In the delicate sculpture, int...

Artists With Developmental Disabilities Explore The Beauty Wrapped Up In Food

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts

There was a time in the history of human civilization when food was a matter of sustenance and survival, and not much more. Hunt, gather, hungry, full...

If Van Gogh Could Talk About Art Therapy

John M. Eger | Posted 06.19.2016 | Arts
John M. Eger

We know that Van Gogh severely cut his ear after a fight with his friend, Paul Gauguin (although some now say that he severed his ear in the fight its...

Study Says Making Art Reduces Stress, Even If You Kind Of Suck At It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

The next time you're blessed with that familiar, overwhelming sensation of stress -- when your anxieties turn from passing sensations in the brain to ...

Chicago Students Are Learning How Outsider Art Can Combat Hate

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

The genre known as outsider art is loosely tied together by a few guiding principles. First, outsider artists are not typically trained in a tradition...

The Hidden Heroes of Gaziantep

Darcy Ataman | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

Each year on June 20th the United Nations invites organizations and people from around the world to celebrate World Refugee Day. This is an event that "honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence."

These Illustrations Show What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts

If you know someone who suffers from anxiety but are yourself calm and collected, imagining his inner life poses a particular challenge. You may know ...

Bringing Art to Life: An Intergenerational Approach to Alzheimer's

Angel Duncan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Angel Duncan

"Each day is a gift. You know you really realize that when you get older," says Don. Don is one of the many people with Alzheimer's disease participating in the Bringing Art to Life art therapy program at the University of Alabama (UA)- Tuscaloosa.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

9 Things That Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts

"Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached," artist Irwin Greenberg said. OK, but what if you're not an artis...

Syrian Refugees Explore Their Grief Through Art Therapy

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

"Even the snowman's heart has melted with grief after seeing the situation we’re in,” said Abd Allah, 15, describing a piece he created during an ...

Adorable Illustrations To Inspire The Zen Warrior Inside

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

It's not always easy to find your inner Buddha. Especially when your phone is dinging, your email Inbox is flooding, and you can't remember where you ...

12 Therapeutic Crafts To Kick Off A Creative New Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

Another new year, another opportunity to incorporate self-expression, creativity and mindfulness into your daily routine. You don't have to be a profe...

Art Isn't Just Good For The Mind, It's Good For The Body Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts

My dad was the one who had just had brain surgery, but I also needed to heal. While he recovered in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center I found myself roaming...

Marwencol: Art vs. Reality -- Art Wins

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Arts
Jeremiah Horrigan

Mark Hogancamp had much of his life's memories kicked and beaten out of him one night in 2000. But he remembers with crystal clarity the moment he began to rebuild his life out a couple of discarded pieces of plywood.

37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing This Season

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.26.2016 | Arts

The holidays are finally here, bringing an onslaught of family, food and, for many of us, stress on stress. Whether you're dreading endless conversati...

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Elena Prokopets

Why all of this fuss over coloring books? Turns out, there are some amazing benefits that are now being validated by actual research on adult coloring.

The New 'Art Therapy App' Turned My iPhone Into A Coloring Book

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts

When looking to de-stress and unleash whatever creative urges are bottled up inside, I don't usually turn to my iPhone for help. How naive I've been. ...