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By Beth Krensky

The ebook combines case stories with assorted teams around the state which are utilizing assorted media - together with mural arts, dance, and video - with an educated creation to the speculation and background of community-based paintings. it's a ideal guide for these trying to rework their groups via artwork.

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31 In the early part of the twentieth century, Alfred Arvold, a theater professor at North Dakota State University, also advocated for the arts to be part of ongoing community life. ”32 During the Civil Rights Movement, posters, murals, street theater, and puppetry were commonly used for further democratization of the United States. In addition, a number of influential organizations and programs were founded in the 1960s and 1970s that further laid the foundation for CBAE in the United States. For example, the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Program and the Baltimore Theatre Project33 were important models.

C H A P T E R T H R E E The Art Practitioner: Making the Most of Opportunities and Challenges By facilitating a meaningful process and ensuring a high-quality outcome, the art practitioner plays a leadership role that is critical to the success of community-art projects. As mentioned in chapter 1, art making by artists working together with people who do not define themselves as artists is an activity that challenges the boundaries of the status hierarchy in the traditional art world. Consequently, artists who choose to be community artists are what sociologist Howard S.

Statements by art practitioners like “If it is fun, creativity naturally will evolve” and “With art, if we share, we learn” lay the foundation for the interactions among group members to be playful and relaxed from the beginning. Jerry explains the importance of fun from his perspective as an art practitioner of twenty-five years: Fun in my estimation is the most underrated word in the English language. To have fun, you have to relax, you have to open up, you have to take a risk, you have to expose yourself and who you really are, so those are all very deep, involved things and yet if you’re successful, it’s so light that, I think it’s just the greatest way for people to really get to know each other.

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