“We experience creativity
every time a fresh idea
pops into our minds.
And we can summon
creativity when we need it.”
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
“Creativity is our birthright.
It is an integral part
of being human,
as basic as walking,
talking and thinking.”
photographer John Loori
“The link between creativity
and better mental
and physical health
is well established
By Amanda Enayati, Special to CNN
For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination
embraces the entire world, stimulating progress,
giving birth to evolution.”
– Albert Einstein
“The Arts challenge, inspire, and change people because audiences are encouraged to answer questions about life, the world and the legacies they are creating.”
The Arts Have the Power to Transform Whole Communities
Written By: Jan Allan Zarr, SKyPAC Executive Director/CEO
Penelope Torribio is a behavior transformation specialist who has used art to reach, teach and transform students, particularly kids and teens in danger to themselves and others. Penelope specializes in the power of puppets because puppetry can encompass all most all arts and even more.
1 World Art and Music for Transformation presents research, observations and specific techniques of how art, music and artful activities can educate and transform people for better thinking, better learning and better living . In this we are doing our part to create a more beautiful world.
This site is for you if you work with children and teens in any way or
if you are interested in discovering and unleashing your own creative power.
You will gather a lot of good ideas and our blog
will allow you to share you good ideas
on using art to reach, teach and transform
for better thinking, better learning and better living.
Most of us know the feeling of being moved by a work of art, whether it is a song, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting, or a spatio-temporal experiment. When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place that is, nevertheless, strongly rooted in a physical experience, in our bodies. We become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before. This transformative experience is what art is constantly seeking.
Olafur Eliasson, artist
I believe that it is not just what art is seeking, but transformation,
to a large or small degree,
is inherent in art,
even if the artist is not aware.
Therefore, using art combined with specific behavioral objectives
is a very powerful tool for transformation.
To the right is Mr. Roger’s video on
the power of art and the responsibility of the artist.
Penelope Torribio is a noted ecology artist using writing and puppetry to reach, teach and activate children to become guardians of the earth. Below is a song from Penelope’s ocean ecology interactive musical puppet show, Under the Blue Blue Sea. This song is sung by a mermaid and a moray eel. The message is we have to unit with others to bring about the changes we need to care for our earth-in this musical, our oceans. “If you want to make a change, if you need to make a stand. Then you’ve got to make a chain, you’ve got to reach out with your hands.”
Penelope taught herself to play guitar and began writing songs specific to the educational needs of her students. July is a song from Penelope’s album “Sing the Calendar Songs.” It contains a song that mentions all of the months, “Sing the Cowboy Calendar Song With Me” and a song for each month with the spelling of the month contained within. This is the July song. Sung by a mouse with the help of Penelope.
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