Arts

June First Friday exhibit celebrates student work

The June First Friday pop up exhibit showcased student art from Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy, Southwark School and Rhoads Elementary School — all partner schools of ArtWell. A steady stream of guests bore witness to the power of creativity and the role it plays in students’ lives. In under-resourced schools, children may not experience any creative […]

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Power of art and community on display at ArtWell Festival

Produced by Meredith Nutting On May 21, the community gathered at ArtWell’s home in Oxford Mills to celebrate the power of art, creativity, and reflection! It was a joyous day full of color, music, and sunshine. Festival performances and activities featured slam poetry, Capoeira, West African drumming, improvisational singing, face painting and collage, and much more […]

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This is the best thing I’ve ever done!

This is the best thing I’ve ever done! Overheard during printmaking in The Art of Growing Leaders program at Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. / Southwark The Art of Growing Leaders is an expansion of The Art of Growing Up® program, ArtWell’s long-running rites of passage module. Through mask-making, poetry and multi-disciplinary arts, students build trust with […]

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New cross-sector research project to include ArtWell

Congratulations grantees! We are thrilled and honored to be included as partners along with Settlement Music School, BuildaBridge International and Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology for the research project led by Drexel University. The project aims to connect creative arts therapies with community-based arts organizations to enhance social engagement and overall well-being in those who have […]

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Teaching Artists Guild launches new online resource library

The Teaching Artists Guild recently launched Centering the Work, a new online crowd-sourced arts education and social justice repository celebrating best practices, practitioners and projects from all over the country to serve as beacons, inspirations and support for expanding the work from the margins to the mainstream. Centering the Work was spearheaded by members of the […]

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A lovely day for Make Art Philly

Make Art Philly, a day of voting themed art-making during the 2016 Democratic National Convention The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy hosted “Make Art Philly,” a day of voting themed art-making and crafting for young Philadelphians, Democratic National Convention delegates, and their families in the City Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Chester imagines new world with EcoArts

Thanks to Boys & Girls Club of Chester for hosting a great culminating day! It was wonderful to celebrate the beautiful work of our EcoArts pilot program with our amazing teaching-artist team and proud students! #EcoArts #ArtWell View EcoArts Photos (June 10, 2016) About EcoArts EcoArts uses art, poetry, and reflection to engage youth in exploring and redefining what […]

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Windows to Peace Community Celebration

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, ArtWell and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program hosted a community celebration May 21 along with a dedication to the “Windows to Peace” mural, a sequel project to the 2004 collaboration that brought together the three partners to create the “Doorways to Peace” mural. Now, more than 10 years later, our three organizations have […]

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