I feel like the work at McAlister Institute is the crowning glory of my career, and what I was born to do… What happens when your “Dream Job” becomes reality? We interview Institute Graduate Rebecca Lillywhite about the new job … read full article
Successful graduates and students are making waves in the San Diego community, and hold positions of influence is key non-profits in the area. And successful professionals guarantee not only Expressive Arts Services for the community, but professional quality internship experiences … read full article
One of the unforeseen outcomes of founding the Expressive Arts Institute was the popularity and expansion of educational applications in the expressive arts. Director Judith Greer Essex had experience bringing arts to the classroom, through a CalArts Grant in the … read full article
Our cultural calendar is replete with holidays and celebrations, there are days in remembrance of great people, great events, our ancestors, our religious beliefs. Though these holidays are recognized culturally, they refer to events in the service of human tradition and … read full article
May is Mental Health Month, and along with a time for celebration of the hard and successful work of recovery that continues daily, it is a time for art. A nine year tradition continues with the third Martha Pace Swift … read full article
Institute Presents an Award Winning Documentary:Inequality for All on Friday March 7th 6-8pm
|by Wes Chester, MA, CAGS, Institute Director|
As a part of the Expressive Arts Foundation’s commitment to community building and community discourse, we present movie nights on topics of interest to the aesthetic, intellectual and social health of our community. This month that movie is Robert Reich’s Inequality for All. We live in a community of vast disparities in wealth and opportunity, where 3000 people sleep in Balboa Park each night, even as it is being spruced up for the coming centennial celebration. We live in an economy where our graduate students are sometimes forced to suspend their studies due to finances, even as the country’s wealth grows to historic levels. This movie is a timely and well researched take on why such disparities exist, and why we may be a able to effect change by acting locally, as community members.
This viewing is more than a opportunity to see the movie. There will be a moderated discussion to follow, and we would love to add your voice to the discussion: for more info click here
Random Valentines Proves to be a Huge Hit
|If you regularly follow the newsletter, you know the history of Random Valentines. Well this was another
Among the many contributors to our “Great Wall of Love” was a joyful bunch of students and
graduates from the Expressive Arts Institute that helped keep the evening lively and fun.
(pictured l-r: Isabella, Rebecca, Ana, Christie, Carol, Erin, Maria and David)
The crowd was standing room only through most of the evening, and were encouraged by
the excellent job of this years facilitators Galit Shezifi and Therese Rossi (pictured Below)
A love-ly time was had by all…
DON’T FORGET: Our Two-Day Introduction to expressive arts, Expression Express returns March 8th-9th. This class can be used to boost creativity, and is a prerequisite for the institute graduate studies application.
Keep in touch through our Events pages for ongoing and exciting new opportunities. There’s always something new at the Expressive Arts Institute.