Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions / Edition 1

Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions / Edition 1

by William Cleveland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275940543

ISBN-13: 9780275940546

Pub. Date: 08/24/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

During the past 15 years, artists have established a remarkable record of innovation and success in institutional settings. Their work with hospital patients, prisoners, the elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill, and others has shown that the arts can have a significant positive impact on the lives of these people. This book recounts the histories of 22

Overview

During the past 15 years, artists have established a remarkable record of innovation and success in institutional settings. Their work with hospital patients, prisoners, the elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill, and others has shown that the arts can have a significant positive impact on the lives of these people. This book recounts the histories of 22 institutional and community arts programs across the country pioneering this approach through activities such as creative writing and the performing and visual arts.

Consisting largely of first-hand accounts, the book demonstrates how the creative processes have been used to address and solve some of society's most pressing problems. Included are case studies, research, and descriptions of the wide variety of artistic, educational, and therapeutic approaches utilized by each of the 22 programs. Also described are many of the financial and political strategies used to build and sustain support for these unlikely endeavors. This work will provide valuable insights for artists, educators, social service providers, and community leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275940546
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/24/1992
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Page Smith

Introduction

The Elderly

Inside Other Places: The Nursing Home Setting

Madeline Rugh: Conversations with the Elders

Liz Lerman: Dancers of the Third Age; Susan Perlstein

Elders Share the Arts

Prisons

Inside Other Places: "Inside"

Geese Theater: America's National Prison Theater Company

Grady Hillman: Jailin' and Writin' in Texas

Arts-In-Corrections: Art from California Prisons

People with Disabilities

Inside Other Places: Programs for the Developmentally Disabled

Victoria Ann-Lewis: Other Voices-Other Solutions

CLIMB Theater Company: Theater-in-Reverse

The Short Centers: "My Name Is Pat and I'm an Artist"

People with Mental Illness

Inside Other Places: Mental Health Facilities

Imagination Workshop: Disciplining the Imagination

Edith Kelman: Strange Apples

Art Programming in the California Department of Mental Health

The Adventures of a Do-Gooder at DMH

Hospitals

Inside Other Places: America's Health Care System

Duke University Hospital Cultural Services: A Hospital Art Community

Hospital Audiences Incorporated: The Healing Role of the Arts

Art That Heals: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Youth at Risk

Inside Other Places: Youth in Placement

Laurie Meadoff: The CityKids Empire

Artsreach Ensemble: Inside Out at the California Youth Authority

Young Saints: "Didn't It Rain"

Community

Inside Other Places: In Search of Community

Judy Baca: SPARC—The Social and Public Arts Resource Center

Brandywine Workshop: Printmaking and the Streets

TheaterWorkers Project: Steelworkers Speak

Rebecca Rice: Building Bridges

Directory of Programs

Index

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