August 6th was the opening reception for the art exhibit “Lunchbox Moments” at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center(CALC). Lunchbox moments are the formative occurrences in many Asian American’s lives where a traditional Asian meal is eaten at school or at home and the meal elicits some sort of reaction, whether it be positive or negative. This exhibit was the culminating event of a two month CAIU Arts in Education Residency. Residency artist, Amie Bantz, worked with members of the AAPI community to create the lunchboxes that are on display. The residency effected school age students as well as adults in the AAPI community. This exhibition serves as a reminder that each of us has the power to be kind, accept, and uplift regardless of differences.
Over the span of three weeks, campers from the CAIU Summer Camps program worked closely with local glass artist, Linda Billet, in this AIE residency. Campers worked diligently to put together two beautiful pieces of art made with glass.
Students from Carlisle Area School District worked with artists, Maureen Joyce and Carrie Breschi on the I'm fine. project.
The project introduces students to healing through the arts by guiding them through ceramic mask-masking techniques.
All components encourage the students to utilize the arts to tell their own personal story of the mask they wear to deal with mental health struggles.
Students at Cornwall-Lebanon School District, Virtual Solutions completed a virtual artist residency with Rand Whipple from Box of Light Studio. They worked on a variety of projects and their creativity showed! Check out the video to the left for a quick overview of what the residency entailed.
Students played a virtual/imaginary catch of a large bag of toilet paper rolls in-person and virtually to keep them engaged!
Students created a collagraph print with empty cereal boxes to create their own unique design for their envelope sketchbooks.
These envelopes serve as a means to gather all of the ideas the artist collects! As ideas come to artists, along with articles or pictures that inspire the project, artists can add those items to the appropriate envelope.
Guided by artist, Cheryl Kugler, students created their own creativity bag to help them remember how creative they can be if they ever become stuck!
Artists made sculptural faces by taking plain, mundane toilet paper rolls.
Student example of transforming their toilet paper roll into an expressive cat!
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The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency charged with the development and promotion of the arts in the Commonwealth. To accomplish its mission, the PCA encourages educational excellence through participation in the creative process in schools and educational settings. Study of the arts provides Pennsylvania's youth with positive models for teamwork, project management and goal setting, along with opportunities for academic achievement and intellectual and emotional discovery.