REEL LIFE

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REEL LIFE The Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University has played a crucial role in demonstrating over and over again how the arts are a spring board for discourse on contemporary issues and how art IS a catalyst for social change. PFW has granted the Wexner Center continuously for many years as their ability to host … Read More

HELPING TO BRING ART INTO THE GARDEN

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HELPING TO BRING ART IN THE GARDEN The Highland Youth Garden has been an oasis in the Hilltop community for 8 years. They have focused on teaching youth in this low income area about where their food comes from. This year in celebration of the Harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables they will be painting a mural on the storage … Read More

IF YOU ARE TOO OLD TO PLAY IN A PLAYGROUND COME OUT AND BUILD ONE!

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IF YOU ARE TOO OLD TO PLAY IN A PLAYGROUND WHY NOT HELP BUILD ONE Central Community House and its onsite child care partner Columbus Early Learning Centers have the unique opportunity to replace its aging playground thanks to KaBOOM! Central Community House and Columbus Early Learning Centers have served the community for decades. Through various youth and family programs, … Read More

Political Action and Advocacy in Faith Based Community

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THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONVERSATION. BE THERE! Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) 25th Annual Main Event Dinner Sunday, August 27, 2017 Doors open at 4:30 pm, Program begins at 5:00 pm First Community Church 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43221   In 1954, Congress approved an amendment by Sen. Lyndon Johnson to prohibit 501(c)(3) organizations, which includes organizations … Read More

Humanity 101 principles: kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection

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  Puffin West has provided grant support to Dr. Neal Lester, Director of Arizona State University’s (ASU) Project Humanities for his continuing symposiums on Cultural Awareness.   The program this fall will be hosted at ASU Preparatory Academy that will invite high school students who have not typically considered critical matters about race, culture, etc. within the context of everyday mascots … Read More

DISCRIMINATION, CLASS, AND THE POWER OF EDUCATION

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In 1956 MY FAIR LADY, (MFL) based on George Bernard Shaw’s plan Pygmalion opened on Broadway. It tells the story of a lowly street flower girl, who is transformed to a refined lady under the tutelage of phoneticist Henry Higgins. She overcomes barriers of class privilege, prejudice, and misogyny with dignity through education and strength of character. This project addresses … Read More

LONE WOLF TRIBE’S “CLARION CALL”.

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MIME ARTIST EXTRAORDINARY, KEVIN AUGUSTINE’S, SILENT MEMORIAL DAY REMINDER . Art is one of the most powerful ways to tell a story, inconvenient truths can be difficult to explain in words, and people seem to relate better to pictures. Below you will find some of the best images that show the real “war on terror”. 

CELEBRATION OF THE MANY FACETS OF WOMEN

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The “Linen Closet and Other Collections” by Individual Artist and celebrated dancer, SUSAN VAN PELT PETRY will be presented September 7-9 at the Van Fleet Theatre. It will include 4 pieces that through its episodic structure examines and celebrates many facets of women: Their clothes, their bodies and their work. The use of fabric is a theme and through manipulation … Read More

COLUMBUS PEACE VILLAGE PROJECT

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The capital of Ohio is Columbus and it is time we celebrate the cultures, face, and art that our neighborhoods are creating.  Everyone deserves to be represented, have a voice, share a story and exchange a smile.  No one said things are going to be easy in this life.  Our commitment is to be a bridge for diverse people in … Read More

HYBRID OF ART, EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM

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NON-TOXIC PRINT MAKING HAS AGAIN BEEN WELCOMED TO PARTNER WITH  CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER IN NORTH BEND, WA – which is the primary source of clean, safe drinking water for the greater Seattle Area –   to create a new series of collagraphs via sustainable printmaking techniques.  These plates will be conceived in direct response to the Education Center’s … Read More