“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
- Kurt Vonnegut
At ArtReach we've been thinking a lot about how to be soft and find beauty, in the face of a lot of worldy pain, even while cultivating strength and power through art-making. This effort has driven us to ask questions--of ourselves, of the world around us, of our participants. We have been working hard to restructure our programming to focus on inquiry as a source of creativity and personal growth. We're developing our participants as leaders by practicing critical thought and creative problem solving with them. ArtReach teaching artists are structuring their lessons around guiding questions that range fromRead more