Mindfulness for Children- The Gratitude Tree

The Art of COVID- Blissful Kids Gratitude Tree

By: Chris Bergstrom of Blissfulkids.com For this week’s gratitude activity, we invite you to participate in creating a fun and kid-friendly Gratitude Tree. By reflecting on the people and things we are most grateful for, we can begin to focus our attention on these gifts, which, in turn, increases our ability to cope with the everyday…

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The Art of Covid- Chalk for Hope, Heroes, and Halloween SAACA

Event sponsored By The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Lisa Bayless/Long Realty On Saturday, October 31st from 2-5 pm, SAACA is partnering with underwriting sponsor Lisa Bayless / Long Realty to put on a Fall chalk art and community celebration event to honor the service of healthcare workers and first responders in…

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4 Cute Halloween Face Mask Crafts for Kids

Article by Ashley Toth of Parents.com Due to COVID-19, this year, face masks will be a staple component of any costume as we continue to mask up and social distance to help stop the spread of Corona. So why not make the mask part of the costume itself? This parents.com article provides instructions to make…

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The Meaning Behind Six Objects on Día de Los Muertos Altars

The Meaning Behind Six Objects onThe Art of Covid- Día de los Muertos Altars

Written by Jennifer Nalewicki of the Smithsonian Magazine “Light envelops the foyer inside Alfonso López Fértor’s home in Guadalajara, Mexico, filling the space with a warm, welcoming glow. Inside he has set up an elaborate altar (ofrenda) in preparation for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a multi-day holiday celebrated throughout Mexico…

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Día De Los Muertos Exhibit At Mexican National Art Museum Honors People Lost To Coronavirus

The Art of Covid- Dia de los Muertos covid exhibit

Article By: Mauricio Peña of bookclubchicago.org “‘Sólo un Poco Aquí: Day of the Dead’ honors people who have died from COVID-19 in Chicago and globally, said Antonio Parazan, director of education at the museum, 1852 W. 19th St.  The exhibit is ‘paying tribute and remembering … the numerous individuals from our community … during this…

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10 Ideas for a Spooky Quarantine Halloween

The Art of Covid- Halloween Activities

Written By Annie Goldsmith (Article Published by Town and Country Magazine) “Who would have thought social distancing recommendations that first came about in March would still be in effect in October? However, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll have to take some precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe. But, just because you’ll need…

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Releasing Your Creativity

The Art of Covid- Releasing Your Creativity Next Avenue

“Every day, the potential for creating and appreciating art is all around us. Since early 2020, we’ve all been challenged to see the beauty in daily life because daily life has changed considerably. It’s been a year of uncertainty, loss, isolation, sadness and fear. But in the resilient spirit of creativity, new opportunities have come…

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Rosie the Riveter

The Art of Covid- Rosie the Riveter

“Mae Krier, 94, worked in a Boeing factory during World War II, where she helped make warplanes. Now, she’s helping fight a different battle — coronavirus… Rosie the Riveter is famously depicted wearing a red polka dot bandana around her head, but now, Krier is stitching face masks from the same cloth.” To read the…

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Mask Wearing Pigeons

The Art of Covid- Mask Wearing Pigeons

“If you’ve taken a stroll down North Fourth Avenue in recent days, you may have seen 2-foot cutouts of mask-wearing pigeons wheat-pasted on participating store fronts. The pigeons are part of a campaign with the Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition — which is made of local neighborhoods and businesses — that encourages Tucsonans to wear face…

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Spirit of Creativity

The Art of Covid- Closed Art Galleries

“As galleries have shuttered during social distancing and stay-at-home orders, this spirit of creativity, if not outright anti-establishment thinking, has informed new relationships between art and viewers.” To learn about the creative ways art is being shared despite the closure of galleries, go to: https://time.com/5851312/pandemic-art-galleries/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_term=entertainment_art

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