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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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Fighting dyslexia with art: Alexandra Cantle and Headstrong Nation

Transdisciplinary artist Alexandra Cantle in the studio of Amanda Katz during her Lamp Project interview about dyslexia and Headstrong Nation.

Transdiscipinary artist Alexandra Cantle is dyslexic. Not only has she come to terms with her difficulty in assembling written language, but she has drawn on it to turn it into art. She wields her creative abilities in support of Headstrong Nation and their efforts to ease the debilitating effects of dyslexia for millions.

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Giving Form to Invisible Connections: visual artist Lisa Carroll

"Western Sector" by Lisa Carroll. Mixed media installation.

San Francisco visual artist Lisa Carroll is devoting her artistic life to investigating the intricate relationship between human beings and their surroundings. She also devotes some of her time to issues like the welfare of women in the war-ravaged Congo.

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Calvin Grimm: Nature’s Power, Captured on Canvas

Calvin Grimm: "Seeker/Sought: Deep Ocean/Deep Space Series". 2013. Oil on canvas.

Meet a painter whose art, surroundings, and life are all thoroughly intertwined. Calvin Grimm’s works encapsulate the revitalizing energy of our environment, each painting a rich and personal expression of our human relationship with the natural world. And for decades now, Grimm has lived that relationship to the fullest, working hard to protect nature, share it, and instill an appreciation for it among the younger generation.

LEARN about Calvin Grimm VISIT National Outdoor Leadership School DONATE to National Outdoor Leadership School VISIT Hudson River Sloop Clearwater VISIT Woodstock Land Conservancy
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Drawing Powerful Women: graphic novelist Maureen Burdock

Pastel from "Maisa & the Bad Muslim Girls." By Maureen Burdock.

No muscle-bound heroes or busty damsels-in-distress here. In the graphic novels of artist Maureen Burdock, women battle to overcome real-life atrocities like sexual violence, domestic abuse and murder. Burdock says, “These stories are hopeful and the heroines actively shape and reform their communities with their intelligence, humor, kindness, and a bit of magical realism.”

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