Category: Artful Thinking

Threading disparate realms together, this way of thinking calls upon the best of the creative process applied to realms beyond traditional art.

At a public art workshop sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts, Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor, Emerson College, suggested that in addition to crafting the art or art experience, the audience must also be designed. Whether performance or art objects, the environment and context matters to the art consumers. And careful thought can […]

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IBM has embraced design thinking as a product-to-market way. It capitalizes on empathy, multidisciplinary teaming, and reflection. Design thinking, a way to operate and approach opportunity does more than enable creative outcomes. It actually shifts management style and perspectives and integrates teams. It capitalizes on a productive practice not only for products but for society. […]

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NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA did not always have an art program. Thanks to one administrator,  an art program was launched in 1962 to help “tell the agency’s story of adventure.” With varied points of view, emotion, and styles ranging from abstract to realistic, artists render their perspective of space launches. Its […]

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  We all know about Aghanistan: where it is, what has happened since 911, about the Taliban, about suicide bombings, about the loss of life. Do we know how Art is helping to shape Afghanistan’s future? How we can plug in, enjoy, buy, and celebrate? Its worth some investigation I think. So what is happening […]

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Ose Manheim, Storyland Birches

Rain on the outside, color inside is an apt description of  a weekend that gathered 42 artists and samplings of their work for the annual Melrose Arts Festival. In one Friday afternoon, Memorial Hall is transformed. From a big blank space emerges displays of blown glass in every color imaginable, collages that combine bone, photography, […]

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Reason to Survive

This organization, “A Reason to Survive” (ARTS), was founded by Matt Darrigo, artist, who believes that arts provide us with identity. And when arts are stripped from schools, many  youngsters are stripped of identity. Its a form of identity theft. “ARTS is dedicated to creating a movement behind the importance of the arts as a […]

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offers this videotaped set of interviews with arts educators reporting their miracles and observations about what the arts in school enable. Arts Learning is a resource for Massachusetts teachers, parents, students, administrators seeking a path to integrate arts into education by “advancing policies, practices, programs and partnerships to achieve a new level of excellence in […]

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An artist and art enthusiast makes the case for Art’s power to influence society. And his claim underlies his advise to businesses to “seek out artists and look for creative minds and thinkers.” For he says, it is the visual communication that brings about successful and promotion of ideas, of products, and of thinking. “You […]

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