Why Art Matters

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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Fact of the Week #16: Americans value Arts Education-"85% percent of surveyed business executives indicated that they are currently having difficulty recruiting individuals who..." www.artsforla.org

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Art In The News

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

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life - A number of my summer conversations have centered around the imortance of the arts and the humanities. I spoke wi my friend Dr. Mitchel B. Reiss, the President of Washington College, www.huffingtonpost.com

National Forum in Pittsburgh focuses on art's role in improving education - Antara Cleetus is only 11 year old, but she already has opinions about arts education. www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com

STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts - We've all heard it before, we are facing another crisis...www.washingtonpost.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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