Mondays are for heartwarming stories.
The New York Times picked up on Jason Springer's amazing art workshops at Children's Hospital Boston.
To read the whole article, please click here.
This weekend will be a good weekend to -hopefully- sit in the sun and read through the newest editions in the Lizzie Bee journal collection: Journal of Arts & Communities and Journal of Applied Arts & Health. To view the content of both magazines, please go to the publisher's website. www.intellectbooks.co.uk
A very interesting conference coming up in the UK. A call for abstracts will open in August 2012.
Click on the poster for more information.
To know more about Arts & Health South West, please go to their website www.ahsw.org.uk
As per request yesterday at PechaKucha - yes you can still buy Grandma Grandpa Cook.
Grandma Grandpa Cook is a joyful photographic memorial to grandmas and grandpas, and their contribution to the cultural history of food in Hong Kong. Rich with childhood memories, and illustrated with Michael Wolf's photography, the authentic stories of over 40 grandparents tell of love, food, family and society. Alongside the stories, recipes for traditional Cantonese dishes like carrot and green turnip soup, taro in ginger and brown sugar, and sticky rice dumplings, are presented as a gift to future generations, in an optimistic and celebratory book that aims to prove that every dish is a story of life.
Please click here to have a peek into the book.
It is for sale through MCCM Creations. You can buy it online or in their bookshop.
G/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK / www.mccmcreations.com
And whilst you are at it, have a look at the other books they publish. MCCM has a very interesting selection of titles with a strong cultural slant.
A new selection of workshops has arrived! Have a look at our latest flyer.
You have something else in mind? Not a problem, just contact us and we will sort it!
firstname.lastname@example.org or +852 9379 0873.
Want to know what we are doing? Come to PechaKucha tonight to hear all about it!
For more info, please click here.
In June 2012, Mattel will distribute the first hairless Barbies to hospitalised kids with cancer in the US and Canada. Super!
To read more, please click here.
Project A has set up an exciting competition to re-invent the rain jacket in sustainable materials. The competition is closed now and from what we have heard, the designs were amazing. The competition comes with a series of interesting workshops and talks. One of them this Saturday. Not to be missed!
More information on their website www.designnetworkasia.com or on facebook DNA House.
Lots of interesting publications have come to our attention lately. More will follow during the month.
Today we want to mention Richard Cork's new book The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals.
The book hasn't reached our desk yet but it sounds highly interesting.
This is what the publisher has to say about it:
Between birth and death, many of life's most critical moments occur in hospital, and they deserve to take place in surroundings that match their significance. In this spirit, from the early Renaissance through to the modern period, artists have made immensely powerful work in hospitals across the western world, enhancing the environments where patients and medical staff strive towards better health.
Distinguished art historian Richard Cork became fascinated by the extraordinary richness of art produced in hospitals, encompassing work by many of the great masters - Piero della Francesca, Rogier van der Weyden, El Greco, William Hogarth, Jacques-Louis David, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall and Naum Gabo. Cork's brilliant survey discovers the astonishing variety of images found in medical settings, ranging from dramatic confrontations with suffering (Matthias Grunewald at Isenheim) to the most sublime celebrations of heavenly ecstasy (Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in Venice). In the process, he reveals art's prodigious ability to humanize our hospitals, alleviate their clinical bleakness and leave a profound, lasting impression on patients, staff and visitors.
If in London, Richard Cork will give a talk about his latest publication in the Courtauld Institute of Art on Friday 20 April at 6.00pm. For more information, please click here.
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Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb