It was an incredible honor to direct this Mural on wood with artists from across the Americas in the 5th annual reunion of OMAI (organisacion mundial de los artistas integrados) in Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina! This painting will hang on the wall of the municipality theatre.
Welcome To My House – Music/Art Video: Luc & the Lovingtons + Voices of the Children
Time and time again the real art happens in the now! In Za’atari Refugee Camp we were reminded that every moment there is a new choice,
The Syrian Refugee Creative Therapy Project
Chapter 7, Part 2 Conclusion:
… Benjamin Swatez and Aaron Wagner each had a dream and were throwing in all their chips to live these dreams while both living in the Skagit Valley of northwestern Washington,
Chapter 7 – Part 1: Conclusion of the Syrian Refugee Art Therapy Project in Jordan!
The only thing better than “I have a dream” is “We have a dream”! As a team, how big can we dream? Well…
Chapter 6: Internal Reflections From Za’atari Refugee Camp
As the Save the Children vehicle pulled up to the gate of Za’atari, the time had come to present our permission letter and step foot, brush, camera and microphone onto the grounds of the heavily restricted area where thousands of white tents serve as temporary housing structures.
Syrian Refugee Creative Therapy Project
Chapter 5: The Lens of Life
Photography, music and art join forces to liberate the worn torn psyches from the labyrinth of trauma in a powerhouse week of raw and pure expression.
Syrian Refugee Art Therapy Project – Chapter 4:
From the sunshine over the Red Sea, we drove towards a forecast of below freezing temperatures… But the warmth in our hearts followed the river currents of inspiration to Amman,
Chapter 3: Mirrored Reflections of the Deep Blue
“Look behind us! Look, look, look… ” Lea Anne repeated as the last view of Aqaba dissipates into the distance. Our car set sail for Amman, up through the desert road,
The Colors of Love: Syrian Art Therapy Project Jordan
Chapter 2: The Compass of the Heart
Day by day we walked by this little wooden stand, held up by 3 posts and a palm tree in Aqaba, admiring the cave-like painted vases.
Syrian Refugee Art Therapy Project – Chapter 1
We sit on the roof tops of Aqaba, Jordan just before sunrise. Harmonizing voices scattered across the city echo the song of this astonishing view of glowing mosques,