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Works of Heart : Building Village Through the Arts

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This full-color celebration of communities engaged in creative cultural expression profiles nine exemplary grassroots arts projects depicting an intersection of creativity with love of place. Stories range from children building an African-inspired mud facade on their Oregon middle school to an annual blessing-procession and festival in North Philadelphia that brings to life dozens of the most depressed blocks in urban America. Other regions represented include Minneapolis, Boston, Berkeley, rural Maine, San Francisco, the New York Bronx, and Vancouver, Canada. Community-based arts resources are sited throughout. Works of Heart offers a compendium of multicultural human-interest stories that will inspire and inform both community development professionals and citizen activists. Among those profiled are Lily Yeh and the Village of Arts and Humanities, Clara Wainwright and the Faith Quilts Project, Dolly Hopkins and Public Dreams, and the Beehive Collective.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 180.3 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 498.96g
  • New Village Press
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • colour plates, index
  • 0976605406
  • 9780976605409
  • 1,676,702

Review quote

"Community building is not just about housing, although we are doing that. It's not just about gardens, but that's an important backbone. It's not just about education. It's all of that, but we must remember the heart." -- Lily Yeh, founder, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphiashow more

About Tom Borrup

Director of New Village Press and former editor of New Village Journal and Earthword Journal. President of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility. Founder and former director of Eos Institute for the Study of Sustainable Living. Consultant, author, speaker on community development, sustainability, and social justice issues.show more

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"Community building is not just about housing, although we are doing that. It's not just about gardens, but it's an important backbone here. It's not just about education. It's all of that... but we must remember the heart." --Lily Yeh, founder The Village of Arts and Humanities Philadelphia WORKS OF HE"ART"--Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture and inspire social change in this book of exemplary community-based arts projects.show more