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Art as Expression

A Nationally Recognized Organization …Right Here In Pittsburgh

 

I am so proud to serve as a board member for Art Expression, Inc. The work they do for students in our schools, children of military families, and homeless children is commendable.  Art Expression has provided programs in school districts and community organizations to over 5,000 children in 5 counties. The programs are taught by Master Degree Art Therapists, designated as Art Facilitators, who work together with school district or community program staff. The programs are held in an inclusive environment, with children of all backgrounds, abilities, and needs. Stick with me, because I’m going to let the children’s words speak for themselves in a moment.

To keep these programs in place and to extend the reach of the Art Expression services, it is, of course, necessary to seek outside support and funding. Today, May 6, 2104 – #14DOG,  is a great day to give to an organization that is making an impact in our communities, and being recognized nationally for its programming. Art Expression, Inc is a 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit with GreatNonprofits, has received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award – Certificate of Excellence, and was named a Model Art Therapy Program in K-12 Schools by the American Art Therapy Association, among other awards. But, on to the most important rewards of the Art Expression, Inc (AE) work – the children who participate:

 

Support the AE mission “To facilitate positive socialization with children and adolescents through expressive art activities in an inclusive educational environment” and go to http://pittsburghgives.org/. Choose Art Expression, Inc.

To see the variety of innovative programs AE provides and what makes Art Expression so  special, visit http://www.artexpressioninc.org. Or, visit the beautifully expressive children’s art gallery.

If you are an Art Therapist with your Master’s, are an interested school district staff, or wish to serve as a member of the Art Expression Board of Directors, please email: info@artexpressioninc.org.

 

Have a great Day of Giving, everyone! And, express yourself in some artistic way today!