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Fostering Creativity in Your Teenager

January 19, 2021

Are you wondering – what’s the point of fostering creativity in your teenager when the current world of commerce continues to focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects? As a parent, you may be inclined to steer your creative teen from pursuing the arts, based on the hackneyed stereotype of the jobless...

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Artist-Activists Make a Difference

January 5, 2021

The year 2020 left so many of us feeling powerless and deflated, it’s hard to imagine that artist-activists could have any impact on the current state of this country. Furthermore, the cutting of funds to the arts in the last four years has hammered in the ill-conceived notion that the arts are not needed. Nothing...

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Staying Creative During COVID-19

December 22, 2020

Has staying creative during COVID-19 been a challenge? With nowhere to go and not a lot to do, it’s been all too easy to sink into a carbohydrate stupor and binge watch mindless fluff. And with winter fast approaching, you may be even less inclined toward activity. But staying creative is vital to your well-being....

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The European View of the Arts

December 7, 2020

Here in the United States, folks love to defend their right to freedom of speech. And it’s an essential right for any successful society. But without the means to exercise and express this free speech, how valuable is it? Societies suffer when they’re unable to fully express their national identity and make a place for...

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How Viewing Art Helps Your Brain

November 23, 2020

We aren’t going to sugar coat it. Things are rough out there. After nine months of navigating life in a pandemic, we’re now experiencing the worst wave yet. And everyone is looking for some sort of relief for our frazzled brains. Have you tried looking at a painting or sculpture? It might sound weird, but...

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Studies Show That Diversity Is Crucial to Creativity

November 9, 2020

The fact that diversity is crucial to creativity makes perfect sense when you think about it. It’s no secret that in the job world, diverse teams produce more creative results than teams where members are all from a similar background. Many studies show that hearing dissent from those who don’t share our race and/or gender,...

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The Similarities Between Art and Science

October 26, 2020

Wait. Similarities between art and science? Aren’t they essentially polar opposites? That’s what common logic seems to dictate and would have you believe. But the truth is, art and science are much more closely aligned than you might think. Students at an arts academy high school with an arts integration curriculum can verify this. At...

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What Is the Math and Music Connection?

October 12, 2020

If you love music but are convinced that you hate math, you may not believe there’s a math and music connection. But there is. And it’s pretty substantial. In fact, if you pause to consider it for a moment, numbers and math are essential to describing and teaching music. This is one of the reasons...

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The Need for Teen Self-Expression Through Art

September 28, 2020

Just how important is teen self-expression through art? A recent study published by found that visual arts students reported significantly higher levels of school attendance than did non-visual arts students. Furthermore, for every year of arts study, there was a 20% reduction in the likelihood that an adolescent would receive an out-of-school suspension. This...

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Do You Have Synesthesia?

September 14, 2020

Walk down the hall of any arts academy high school and you’re bound to run into more than a handful of students who have synesthesia. And it’s not something you can avoid with a mask. The term synesthesia might sound scary. It’s not though. In fact, if you’re a synesthete (one who has synesthesia), the...

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