Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #21: "The arts are recognized as a core academic subject under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act..." www.issuu.com

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Fact of the Week #20: "Art criticism helps students develop obervation, analysis, interpretation..." www.incredibleart.org

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Fact of the Week #19: "The visual arts are necessary to push boundries, encourage new ways of thinking..." www.scribd.com

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Fact of the Week #18: "Art reminds us that the limits of our language...www.artinaction.org

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Fact of the Week #17: Researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process. www.online.wsj.com

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Art In The News

Why the kids who most need arts education aren't getting it - Though the benefits of art education are very real (see here for a list of 10), it is one of the big, unfortunate casualties of the high-stakes testing era, with its laser focus on math and English Language Arts — especially in schools with big populations of students who live in poverty. www.washingtonpost.com

Every child should have an education in arts and culture - It should, in the UK and in this day and age, be the case that education in arts and culture is something to which every child should be entitled, and enabled to access. http://www.roh.org.uk/

Spring Hill Suites' Save Art! Campaign Bolsters Art Education in Under-Resourced Schools  Showcasing the brand's ongoing passion for the arts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott today launched Save Art!, an initiative to provide under-resourced schools with much needed classroom art supplies. The SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna hotel in Gahanna, Ohio is participating in the Save Art! initiative.  www.cnn.com

Reach to teach: Arts organizations make education a priority - At one time, symphony orchestras were obligated only, or mostly, to present good concerts. Museums showed painting and sculpture. Theater companies mounted their productions. It was simple; it was all about the art. www.postandcourier.com

Member News

Marking the accomplishments of their “100 Days of Tombow” campaign to promote arts education nationwide, Tombow recently donated $10,000 

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National Arts Advocacy Day brought more than 500 grassroots advocates to Washington DC.

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Binders Art Supplies and Frames in Atlanta is generously donating art supplies for community art-making activity.

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