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Stylistic sea change

I wish I had the time and discretionary income to fly to Paris to see the new Duncan Wylie show at galirie dukan hourdequin. Instead, I’ll have to settle for the slide show at the gallery’s website. It may be a far cry from standing before the paintings, but the website offers a way to […]

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How the Arts Helped Us Through the September 11 Tragedy

In late July 2001, Americans for the Arts held its annual conference in New York City. It was the biggest gathering we had ever had, some 1,600 leaders from the local arts agency and state arts agency worlds, including not only members of Americans for the Arts but also the National Assembly of State Arts […]

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What Art Therapy Learned from September 11th

Art theorist and perceptual psychologist Rudolph Arnheim once noted, “Art serves as a helper in times of trouble.” The events of September 11th, 2001 opened the door to understanding a lot more about how art serves as a helper in times of profound cris…

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Remembering 9/11

September 9, 2011 By Rebecca Gross   “John and Joe.” Video courtesy of StoryCorps No one needs to be reminded that this Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11. As we sift through the innumerable commemorative articles, exhibits, blog posts, and installations, we are shaken into remembering what that day really felt like, what the […]

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Helping Children Cope with Hurricane Irene: Start with Family Rituals

Post-disaster, participating in a creative activity together empowers families and activates storytelling about positive events previous to time of the traumatic event. And it becomes even more effective if psychologists and counselors encourage famili…

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9/11 Event to Benefit Local Fire & Rescue Departments

On Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Blackstone Audio will open its warehouse at 31 Mistletoe Road in Ashland to offer over 50,000 copies of hundreds of new CD and MP3 audio books for just $5 each (cassette audio books will be 2 for $5).

In addition, there will be fun activities for the whole family: Blackstone will open its recording studios for the public to record in and audition as narrators. Other activities will include a dunk tank, narrator appearances, hula hooping, games, readings of children’s stories, a raffle (to win Blackstone gift certificates and prizes from merchants in the region), face painting, massages, balloon sculptures, music by local bands, refreshments, food by Roscoe’s BBQ, and more. Plus, there will be a fire safety van and a fire truck that children can have their picture taken on.

Proceeds from the event will go to Jackson County

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