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Artist exhibit: transdisciplinary artist Alexandra Cantle

Transdisciplinary artist Alexandra Cantle in the studio of Amanda Katz creating original art for her Lamp Project video exhibit.

Why would a dyslexic artist choose written language as a central feature of her work? Read about how Alexandra Cantle’s art practice is a vehicle for education and activism, combining diverse visual strategies to address the experience of dyslexia in our text-based culture. And for a little extra inspiration, check out our video exhibit featuring the artist at work.

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artist exhibits | arts | arts education | causes | child welfare | music | theater

Artist exhibit: Malcolm Cross and AJ Patterson perform “Shine”

Rehearsal for The Possibility Project's "Stop Requested". Photo: Agnes May Photography.

“I’d never had anyone there to support me.” You’d never guess it, hearing foster child Adreanna “AJ” Patterson sing. She attributes much of the confidence and skill she exhibits now to her participation in The Possibility Project, who use the arts to empower youth to change their lives and communities for the better. AJ wrote the song “Shine” with professional composer Malcolm Cross, who directed a Possiblity Project musical in which she took part, and who helped develop her natural talent into the vibrant and soulful voice you hear on “Shine”. Hear Malcolm accompany her in a really fantastic performance of this potent inspirational song.

HEAR the music of Malcolm Cross VISIT The Possibility Project DONATE to The Possibility Project VOLUNTEER with The Possibility Project
artist exhibits | arts | causes | environment | painting

Painter Calvin Grimm: an exhibit

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Abstract expressionist painter Calvin Grimm pours everything into his paintings—his emotions, his life experiences, and particularly his love and respect for nature. Though there are few recognizable forms in his paintings, it is not just abstract ideas he represents in oils. It can be something so specific as the image of oil-soaked wildlife trying to flee the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills. Enjoy this short tour of three of his works.

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Calvin Grimm’s site
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NOLS
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the Clearwater
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the Woodstock Land Conservancy
artist exhibits | arts | causes | music | slavery & human trafficking

Chloe Flower performs “Revolution”

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Watch pianist Chloe Flower perform her single, “Revolution.” With the help of legendary producer Babyface, Chloe has made a happy marriage of classical music and hip-hop. After you listen, learn more in our interview with Chloe, where she talks about her long-time support of the Somaly Mam Foundation and their struggle to end sexual slavery and human trafficking.

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Chloe Flower’s site
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Chloe Flower’s music
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the Somaly Mam Foundation
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the Somaly Mam Foundation
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the Somaly Mam Foundation
artist exhibits | arts | causes | music | poverty

Anne Harris performs “Lullaby”

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Singer-songwriter-fiddler Anne Harris was kind enough to play a song for us and let us share it with you. Here she is performing “Lullaby” with just her fiddle and her voice. And don’t miss our interview with Anne, where she talks about her background, her music, and her involvement with Coat Angels, who are working hard to provide winter coats to disadvantaged school children in Chicago.

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Anne’s site
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Anne’s music
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Coat Angels
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Coat Angels
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Coat Angels