SKyPAC celebrates Youth Art Month with 14 elementary schools within Warren County Public Schools


February 29, 2020 through April 22, 2020
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Art educator and Youth Art Month organizer Shelly Clark shares, “Art is a powerful catalyst for positive change in the world. Art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope. The act of creating art enhances self-esteem, gives a sense of control, and relieves stress and tension by taking the mind off of problems. Painting, drawing and other art forms can help increase the number of connections in the brain that impact memory, improve moods and expand a person’s vocabulary. Art therapy is even used in treating cancer as it helps decrease stress and perception of pain, improves quality of life and compliance to treatment. Art can be a way to express things that cannot be expressed easily any other way. It can serve as a release for emotions or simple stress relief. Through art the heart and soul can speak in a universal language that needs no words. Art can bring joy by just exploring and taking part without regard to the product but more importantly to the process and togetherness it brings between people, place, and community.”