CA: Attitudinal Healing Connection - Oakland

CA: Attitudinal Healing Connection - Oakland


Attitudinal Healing Connection - Oakland (AHC)

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Attitudinal Healing Connection - Oakland was founded in 1989 as a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit and a member of the global network of Attitudinal Healing Centers.

Our mission is to empower individuals to be self-aware and inspired through arts, creativity and education, making positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities.

What we do: AHC builds healthy communities by breaking the cycle of violence.

How we do it: We provide platforms for creative expression and communication for children, youth, adults and families.Through our educational programs, workshops, events and healing circles, we cultivate skills in personal development, community leadership and the arts.

Our values: AHC promotes the understanding that we can choose peace over conflict and love over fear.
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Telephone: 510-652-5530
Fax: 510-652-8233

Mailing Address:
3278 West Street (@ 33rd & West)
Oakland, CA 94608

Contact Person:
Amana Harris, Executive Director

Thursday, 21 May 2015 by Administrator

WHAT: ArtEsteem’s 17th Annual Art Exhibition, “Reflections of Me and My World 2015″

THEME: The Art of Building Legacy

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm

WHERE: West Oakland Youth Center Auditorium 3233 Market Street, Oakland, CA 94608
The public is invited to attend ArtEsteem’s 17th Annual Art Exhibit “Reflections of Me and My World”, a free community event on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm. A Super Hero Award will be given out; honoring an individual for the extraordinary work he/she has done to uplift the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our culture.

The Attitudinal Healing Connection offers transformative intervention strategies for schools through the ArtEsteem Program, an art and social justice program. “Reflections of Me and My World 2015″ is an annual exhibition that offers young people opportunities to display their work to the public.  The exhibition highlights thought provoking visual and performance art created by ArtEsteem students.  Giving voice to dreams, desires and concerns, these young artists are creatively engaged in a yearlong learning process, developing skills and techniques in visual arts and cultural expression. Under the theme and curriculum of Self as Super Hero, students create super heroes with powers to solve problems in the world and transform communities. This year’s theme, “The Art of Building Legacy” focuses on using the imagination to find creative solutions to bring about positive and sustainable change in our communities.

The event will spotlight art that expresses the critical thinking, realities, and dreams of self and society, created by children and youth ages 5 to 18. Most of the art will be for sale and there will be a performance from the cultural arts classes.  Based on past years, the exhibit is expected to draw more than 300 patrons and significant media presence.

ArtEsteem focuses on, but is not limited to, serving children and youth who are at risk for violence and other dangerous behaviors. It aims to increase students’ capacity for leadership and enhance artistic skills in schools where art classes have been cancelled due to budget cuts. ArtEsteem provides on-site art instruction, workshops and assemblies that impact over 2,000 public-school children annually. Each year, the program culminates in this professionally produced art exhibition that promotes young talent, provides a vehicle for public acknowledgement of their efforts, supports creative expression, and celebrates the importance of the arts.