Founded 15 years ago by Lily Yeh, Barefoot Artists is an organization that “travels to impoverished or traumatized communities and brings art as a means of healing and transformation. Part visual art, part community building, bonding, and mobilizing, it is a process [Yeh] describes as a living social sculpture. Yeh passionately believes in the power of communities to embrace their suffering and transcend it through creativity and beauty, a sort of alchemical transformation that can diffuse the heavy weight of living under oppression, persecution, or war.” In this piece, the author accompanies Yeh and her team to the West Bank, where two walls are being transformed. In ancient villages bearing many scars from conflict, she discovers the spirit of children, of community, and of Yeh — whose art transcends the pain of the past, creates beauty for the future, and celebrates the hearts of humans, no matter what side of the wall they live on.
- 3 days ago - ‘Libraries Rock!’ With Animals During Summer Reading - 0 Comment
- 3 days ago - Former DEA Official Highlights Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role in the Opiate Epidemic at Harford County’s 14th Annual Drug Symposium - 0 Comment
- 3 days ago - HOMERUNS FOR HEALTHY KIDS - 0 Comment
- 4 days ago - Harford County Reunites Family of Bel Air Toddler with Life-Saving County Employees - 0 Comment
- 5 days ago - Harford County Public Schools Receives Grant to Continue Full-day Prekindergarten at Three Elementary Schools - 0 Comment