Art and Upheaval Artists on the World's Frontlines

ISBN-10: 0976605465
ISBN-13: 9780976605461
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Description: Artists in communities in crises the world over are working to resolve conflict, promote peace, and rebuild civil society. Here are six remarkable stories of artists in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, the United States (Watts, Los  More...

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List price: $20.01
Publisher: New Village Press
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Artists in communities in crises the world over are working to resolve conflict, promote peace, and rebuild civil society. Here are six remarkable stories of artists in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, the United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, who heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and re-stitch the cultural fabric of their communities.

William Cleveland is the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community.Established in 1991, CSA&C works to build new working relationships between the arts and the broader community. Mr. Cleveland's 25 year history, producing arts programs in cultural, educational and community also includes his leadership of the Walker Art Center's Education and Community Programs Department, California's Arts-In-Corrections Program and the California State Summer School for the Arts. His book Art in Other Places chronicles 22 model programs developed by artists and community development service providers in 17 American communities.In 1991 Mr. Cleveland joined with a group of creative leaders from business, government and the arts to establish the Center for the Study of Art and Community. The organization specializes in the development and assessment of arts-based community partnerships, and management support and training for artists, and their community and institutional partners. CSA&C works with artists and arts organizations, schools, human service and criminal justice agencies, local and state government and the business and philanthropic organizations. Recent clients include: Maine Community Foundation, McKnight Foundation, New Music-Theater Ensemble, Arts Council of New Orleans, Indiana Department of Commerce, FamiliesFirst Inc, American Music Center, San Francisco Art Institute, American Composers Forum, Opera America and numerous local and state arts councils.Mr. Cleveland serves on the boards of Partners for Arts Schools and Students, Sarah Elgart Dance Company, Geese Theater Company, Art In the Public Interest, and as a panelist and consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Cleveland is an advisor for Partners for Livable Communities' the British American Art Association's International Arts and Education Initiative and the Urban Arts Institute. He is also a member of the UCLA Artsreach Advisory Committee, and works as an associate of the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Mr. Cleveland attended the University of Maryland where he studied Psychology. In 1972 he helped to found the Buckhorn Center, a therapeutic community based in Ontario, Canada. Artistically, he has a 30-year history as a professional musician and songwriter. As a member of various performing groups, he has toured the United States and Canada, and performed on both radio and television. Mr. Cleveland was also a contributing editor of High Performance magazine.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes was born in Indiana in 1943 to parents of Spanish and Mexican ancestry, but was later adopted by Hungarian immigrants. She received her Ph.D. from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was certified as a Jungian analyst in 1984. She worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice and developed and taught the Writing as Liberation of the Spirit program in state and federal prisons. Estes served as executive director of the C.G. Jung Center for Education and Research and cofounded and codirected Colorado Authors for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights. One of Estes's better-known writings, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (1992), is drawn from tales and myths she heard firsthand from members of such cultures as Asian, Mexican, African, and Greek. She also wrote The Gift of Story (1993). Her books can be found indexed under Psychology, Women's Studies, Mythology, Spiritual Development, and Poetry.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: "The frontlines are everywhere"
The Community Wedding: Northern Ireland
Early Days
Devising
A Community Wedding
Resurrection Dance: Cambodia
Killing Culture
Reclaiming History
Tilling the Fields
The Art of Human Rights: South Africa
Walter Kefue Chakela
Artist for Human Rights
Prayers, Paper, Fire
Art for Humanity
The Watts Prophets: USA
Poets
Prophets
Griots
Tests of Will and War: Australia
X-Ray Blindness
Half-a-Life
Maralinga
Ngapartji Ngapartji
Dancing in the Dark: Serbia
Angels in the Square
Darker Still
Bombs and Salt
Notes
Index
About the Author

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