Project Gulf Coast
ArtReach in Atlanta
Friday, October 28th, 2011 No comments
In partnership with the Youth Art Connection, the arts and cultural enrichment program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) a learning experience in the use of creative expressive arts activities was offered to 36 directors and staff of the 21 Metro Atlanta Clubs. By training these participants, who touch lives of countless numbers of underserved and often displaced children, such as the Katrina evacuees, the benefits of the workshops increase exponentially. The program was held around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday celebration, so much of that hopeful energy filled the air....
ArtReach in Arkansas
Friday, October 28th, 2011 No comments
At the invitation of the Governor’s office and the Arkansas Board of Education, and in response to Hurricane Katrina evacuee families that were relocated to that state, ArtReach conducted a two-phase program of training for educators, healthcare providers and trainers from around Arkansas. The program emphasized the use of the arts in education to promote healing and health of children who suffer from the effects of trauma as a result of natural disaster, violence, poverty and war. Partipants in the ArtReach training program, held during the 2005-2006 school year, created a “fresco” banner (shown at right) and a group poem...