Category Archives: Soulful Expressions

Performance Art Illuminates the Five Stages of Grief

"A Study of Who" uses lighting, dance and music to communicate about loss

Loss results in a messy, complex set of emotions that affect all five senses. Sometimes, you see the face of the person you lost in a stranger. You smell a hint of their perfume in an elevator. Perhaps you hear … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief in Vibrant Color

An artist deals with the loss of a child

On April 8, 2014, artist Seth Remsnyder had to say goodbye to his son, Robert Langdon Remsnyder. His child was stillborn. And although he and his wife Janet knew ahead of time that their son had died in the womb, … Continue reading

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The Art of the Die-In

Meaningful visual images stir emotions

Imagine this: You’re out for a walk in your favorite park. As you stroll along, you notice that there are more people about than you’re used to seeing. Suddenly, the woman in front of you keels forward and drops to … Continue reading

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Sand Sculptures Capture A Grieving Widow’s Life

Artist collective Sand In Your Eye depicts wartime loss

Those aren’t tears. You just have sand in your eyes. This is the concept behind Sand In Your Eye, a group of artists who craft memorable and heartbreaking portraits out of unconventional materials. They build enormous sand portraits, carve pumpkins … Continue reading

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A Unique Assisted Living Facility Offers Dementia Patients Hope

The Ohio-based Lantern communities create a stimulating atmosphere for clients with Alzheimer's and dementia

Traditionally, assisted living facilities are quite drab environments. Even those that strive for a more welcoming atmosphere, with amenities like communal dining rooms and colorful decor, typically fall far short of providing a setting in which residents feel at home. … Continue reading

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Keith Haring’s Paintings Depict Joy and Sorrow

A gay artist gives a distinctive look to his community

Keith Haring, who specialized in contemporary art during the AIDS pandemic, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1958. He was a gifted artist from an early age, drawing his first inspirations from childhood idols such as Walt Disney … Continue reading

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