We love to be of service and to help others when we can. It isn’t always just about art. Although art inspires us and helps us think creatively.
Each project connects us to the next. Each experience leads to new understanding and new horizons.
So if we can volunteer at a food pantry or pull weeds or pick up trash we are happy to help, locally and far from home. More times than not, those seemingly unrelated activities inspire new creative ideas. It’s interesting how we usually get more than we give!
Check back to see what we are doing and let us know what inspires you.
Poetry of Our Past
The virus has gone viral. People and places are in a spiral. So many events and activities have been cancelled or postponed, but our passion to explore, imagine and create has not diminished. We prefer to be inspired not retired. We are inviting poetry submissions for inclusion in a printed and online publication as well as a video presentation. Spread your creative wings, join us in a journey through the past of the people, places, events, cultures of Arkansas and the Ozarks. The project is expected to culminate during November, Native American Heritage Month.
Here is a link to the video readings submitted so far. . . You could be next!
Some ideas and examples for your poetry read and video . . .
Here are the videos from the Fairbanks Arts Council 25th Statewide Poetry Contest.
This gal is amazing! Check out 5 Tips for Poetry Performance: Doing Poetry Right with Renee M. LaTulippe.
Poetry can change the world! Morgan Freeman describes how Nelson Mandela relied on the poem, Invictus, by William Ernest Henley for strength while imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years.
Art with a Heart for Animals – 2nd Edition in process
It has been 5 years since we published a collection of animal art to raise awareness and support for animal rescue groups. With the recent fires in Australia and the tragic loss of wildlife, our thoughts return. To submit art for inclusion in the upcoming volume see application.
Birds, Bats, Bees & Trees, Celebrating the Plants and Pollinators of our
Series of multi-discipline, multi-venue events during 2018. This program was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, funded by your 1/8 cent conservation tax, amendment 75.
Artist Application – Bird bats bees trees artist appl 2018
Traveling exhibit, during 2017, brings awareness to the valuable contribution animals made in WW1.
to view all the pages online, click on the GRAY / Preview tab below the image of the cover
Hope for Horses Coloring Pages
2016 we encouraged artists to submit art work that was then used as part of coloring pages to create awareness of the plight of abused, neglected or abandoned horses and the good work done by Hope for Horses Equine Rescure. The coloring pages are given out free to restaurants and used at events. We plan to upload the pages here, but in the meantime, write us and we will email you a copy that you are free to reproduce.
Submit art, writing, poetry, music or video for inclusion in our projects to promote a tobacco free world. A book of art & poetry will be published by May 31, 2015. Videos & music will be uploaded online over the next few months.
Art with a Heart for Animals is a beautiful collection of art and information to create awareness and support for animal welfare organizations. Books are available at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/873720
Poetry Foundation generously donated copies of past issues of the Poetry Magazine for use by students, patients, inmates and others. We are in the process of reaching out to various groups and organizations to share copies with them for their clients, patients, residents or students.
Release of 2 books of children’s art. The Seward Alaska Boys and Girls Club show their work on Endangered Species. The Children’s Gallery Art Center of South Florida produced their own collection of Gators in the Glades. An Elementary School in Yakima, WA is working on Art of Salmon.
Our Story is a joint project with Goulds Coalition of Ministers & Lay People in South Florida. It is a community project to bring people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds together through history, art and events. You can be involved. . .wherever you are! See the recent flyer.