Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

Charlottesville. Ferguson. #BlackLivesMatter. “No ban, no wall.” These are just a few of the places and names and phrases that surface in our social media feeds and headlines, highlighting the deep divides that exist in the United States of America and the reality that this “American melting pot” is also a place charged with tension … Continue reading Theme Overview: Race & Ethnicity- Division, Representation, & Hope

Making Art for Hope and Healing

Written by Kit Ripley // Many people think that being an artist is frightening. They are afraid to paint because they hear the accumulated voices of teachers and critics who disparaged their creative efforts until their inborn spark of creativity was smothered by negativity.  Some people think that artists are antisocial or emotionally unstable, citing … Continue reading Making Art for Hope and Healing