Joy Through Beauty

Dear friends,BA April 27 2015

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Philadelphia-based artist, Lily Yeh, who travels the world employing arts as a tool for social justice, community-building and personal transformation.  This is a work she describes as a living social sculpture, combining visual arts with community mobilizing to create beauty.  As Lily states, “where we dare to imagine and thrive, there we have a freedom and a joy nobody can control.  How do we create joy?  Through creating beauty.”  Continue reading

Repair the World

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You may be as surprised as I was to find out about the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a people-powered organization founded on the truth that art and culture are our most powerful and under-tapped resources for social change.  Their Dare to Imagine national action encourages the exercise of collective imagination while envisioning the world we wish to inhabit.  Continue reading

Work for Peace Art Show!

2015 Search for Peace Art Show Coming May 1 as part of First Friday!2015 sfp
La Stella Blu, 612 South Higgins, is hosting the 2015 Search for Peace Art Show and Retrospective as part of First Friday May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center sponsors this annual art challenge for students from elementary, middle, high school and college. This year’s theme is “Work for Peace.”  Come see this year’s award winners and a retrospective of previous years in paintings and video imagery. Create your own expressions of peace through paper crane folding.  La Stella Blu was the recipient of the 2015 Centennial Award for Historic Preservation. Come see their beautiful building as well, with its reconstructed stain glass window!