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Spring enters with her 10,000 shades of green, and sweeps away the winter chill and  last summer's browns. Photo Wes Chester BY:Judith Greer Essex Ph.D. LMFT, ADTR, REAT Founding Director, Expressive Arts Institute The Green Goes Over and Over It is irrepressible. The daffodils come springing out, green shoots and leaf buds appear overnight. I want to forestall spring and

January 1st, 2021 As I look back across the nearly six decades of my life, I can never remember a time when I felt so circumspect about wishing everyone “Happy” New Year’s. It seems almost wrong. I don't want to put pressure on people right now to feel "happy." So many are grieving the loss of jobs, homes, family

  Institute Graduate Ann Davis came to us from the Hawaiian Islands, bringing a deep interest in education and community organization, and a serious need for play in the arts.   When Ann came from Hawaii to the mainland, she missed the sense of family "ohana" and community, "the spirit of aloha." So it is fitting that she found

With graduates working across the city, the country and the world, this anniversary is a great party for a great cause. Come make your own party hat and wear it for a cause! The  20-year celebration fundraiser begins on Saturday December 1st, 2018, from 5:30 pm-10 pm Proceeds are to benefit the  Expressive Arts Foundation, a 501.c3 nonprofit, to help our

-Wes Chester MA, CAGS Director, Expressive Arts Institute In the hundred-and-fifty-three years since Abraham Lincoln declared it an official national holiday, Thanksgiving Day has evolved almost beyond recognition. The story of a communal feast between early colonists at Plymouth and the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans is a historic event only later adopted as an origin story.