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The Beauty of Homeless Youth – Kickstarter Campaign by Artist Yelena Joy

Yelena Joy, Maslow project, Kickstarter campaign, Ashland Art Center

Yelena Joy, an artist from Ashland Art Center, is offering a unique opportunity for homeless youth. Medford has the second highest number of homeless youths in Oregon. The Heart-Art Experience is an art therapy-like process, through which the participant has the opportunity to see himself as fully capable, whole and “un-broken”, and to experience…

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North Medford High Senior Announces Japanese Tsunami Red Cross Fundraiser

REd Cross Silent Art Auction to Benefit survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Morgan Greer, a senior at North Medford High School, invites artists to submit works and the public to attend a silent art auction for the Japanese tsunami victims. Art donations are being accepted from students and professional artists.

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The Horse Boy

Every now and then, if you’re lucky and your timing is good, you might catch a love story on television that’s actually worthwhile watching. This one, about the lengths to which two parents will go to heal their little autistic son, blew my mind. Autism is a mystery, but not a disability, as this little boy’s experience proves. And love can overcome difficulties that still leave medical science guessing. Different is not deficient, and we have much to learn about the diversities of the human mind, how to value, nurture and appreciate them. This beautifully documented experience is a testimony to what’s possible in this life, to the beauty of lives lived artfully with true, active love and thoughtful care, and a must-see for everyone, especially for those of you close to an autistic person. For you it will surely be cathartic, and perhaps even a deliverance. My family and

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