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20
Jul

Greetings from our Board Co-Chairs

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We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs of the Art in Action Board and excited to be part of an organization that is embarking on a period of remarkable growth and energy. To begin, we welcome Mizgon Zahir Darby as Executive Director. Armed with an MBA, MS and many years of experience in Marketing, Program […]

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17
Jul

Summer Volunteers

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This summer we are happy to welcome three student volunteers to Art in Action! We count on using the summertime to work on new and exciting projects and appreciate the extra help and knowledge students bring to the table. Our wonderful volunteers are working on a variety of projects, from writing website content and developing […]

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12
Jul

Judy Sleeth Scholarship 2017

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The generous donors to this year’s Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund are making a tremendous difference in the lives of 700 students at TEN low-income schools starting in September. With their help, we raised $25,000 to provide these students with the arts education they deserve. We’re grateful to Judy Sleeth and her devoted selection committee who […]

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06
Apr

STYLE ’17

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Silicon Valley’s Independent design shopping benefits Art in Action! Thanks to the Lucente Studios team,  Style ’17, Silicon Valley’s leading benefit, show and sale of apparel, jewelry, accessories, kids’ clothing and home goods, was a huge success. Now you can shop online and still support Art in Action. You’ll find gorgeous one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces by renowned […]

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13
Mar

March is Arts Education Month! Here are 5 ways you can celebrate.

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1. Bring art to your school or organization and take advantage of our Spring Promotion (through May 2017). 2. Renew your current subscription early to lock in your rates and to save on materials. 3. Apply for a Judy Sleeth Scholarship offered to low-income, Title I schools. 4. Help all kids get the arts education they […]

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05
Dec

Lessons Learned from Sandpiper Elementary School

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“If we didn’t have Art in Action, we wouldn’t have art at all.” Nancy Murray, Kindergarten Teacher For the past ten years all Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Sandpiper Elementary School in Redwood Shores, California have benefited from the Art in Action program. We recently spoke with Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Murray, Docent Josephine Pai, […]

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05
Dec

Reflections of the Season

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It’s always a good time to count our blessings. Fortunately for me, I am doing just fine. I feel healthy most of the time, even though when I get up in the morning I have some aches and pains. But at least I get up. My wife and I always seem so busy, but I […]

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17
Oct

A Camp Trophy Sets Path for Creativity

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I won. I got the award for arts and crafts at Triangle Acres summer day camp. It was a very happy day for me. “Uncle” Harry, my arts counselor, said he was proud of me because I tried everything, never gave up and had a great attitude. I have never forgotten Uncle Harry. He influenced […]

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17
Oct

Free Art Lesson Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for people to celebrate their loved ones who have died. Families make art of different types to decorate the graves of the relatives as well as altars honoring the dead. The art of Dia de los Muertos is characterized by vibrant colors, skulls and skeletons, and flowers, especially […]

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31
Aug

Welcome Ken Toren, Interim Executive Director

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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ken Toren has joined Art in Action as Interim Executive Director. Ken comes with extensive leadership skills and entrepreneurial success through his management of organizations in the profit and nonprofit sectors. “Ken’s proven business development and fundraising skills make him an excellent choice for Art in […]

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