State of the Art Presence, July 2015 – by Hannah West

Art Helps Children Learn and Their Brains Develop–—Art has been associated with expanding the intellect since the time of Plato, but the benefits of art on the brain can now be measured scientifically. Recent studies […]

State of the Art Presence, June 2015 – by Hannah West

Art Brings Hope—Studies show art therapy helps give back to Alzheimer’s patients what the disease has taken away. Creating and appreciating art stimulates the senses, creates new pathways to “lost” memories, and encourages conversation. Alzheimer’s […]

State of the Art Presence, May 2015 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #1: “Arts promote true prosperity. The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. […]

State of the Art Presence, April 2015 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #2: “Arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and […]

“Impressions” – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – March 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #3: “Arts strengthen the economy. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Economic […]

“Naked Art” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – February 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #4: “Arts are good for local merchants. Attendees at nonprofit arts events […]

“Small Treasures” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – December 2014/January 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #5: “Arts drive tourism. Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending […]

“Small Treasures” Make for a Big Show

State of the Art Presence Art Center – November 2014

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #6: “Arts are an export industry: U.S. exports of arts goods (e.g., movies, paintings, […]

Dia de los Muertos Show at Art Presence – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – October 2014

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts—Reason #7: “Arts spark creativity and innovation: The Conference Board reports that creativity is […]

State of the Art Presence Art Center, September 2014 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #8: Arts have social impact. University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city […]