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02
Jul

The Time is Now: #VoteArtsandMusic

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Written by Libby Fitch As I sit here writing this piece, I reflect on my childhood and how the arts shaped who I am today. I was lucky enough to enroll in fine arts classes at Mission: Renaissance in middle school. I remember how nervous I was the first time I walked through the doors, […]

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29
Apr

Spotlight on AiA Scholarship School  |  Bozeman Online Charter

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This month we’re thrilled to highlight one of our scholarship school recipients, Bozeman Online Charter School. Their elementary teacher, Ally Pitts, shares the impact art has on her students. I was first introduced to Art in Action through a student who had been lucky enough to participate in a California school and I am SO […]

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07
Jan

Extracurriculars are Essential: How Low Income Communities are Impacted by Underfunding

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Since the formation of the public education system, people have debated the question, “What makes a public school a success.” However, what has never been questioned has been acknowledging the education opportunity gap between well-funded public schools and those functioning in under-resourced communities.   Students attending public schools in under-funded communities are three times less […]

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15
Dec

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $7 Million in Grants to Organizations Supporting San Mateo County Communities

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Art in Action is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a Chan Zuckerburg Initiative Community Fund grant partner! We can’t wait to work with the Chan Zuckerburg team to accomplish some amazing projects in 2022.   More about our partnership: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced it will commit $7 million […]

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08
Sep

Art Can Be Seen Everywhere

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Many of us think of art as paintings hanging in a museum or a creative elective taken for fun in high school. However, art has an influence on our everyday lives. Having an appreciation and an eye for art can significantly benefit someone’s personal life and career. This does not mean that you have to […]

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08
Sep

“Offbeat” Artist Appreciation: Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama’s distinctive use of the infinite, color red, polka dots, and surreal established her as an easily recognizable artist. One that managed to create pieces which appeared fun and bright to one viewer, yet layered and profound to another. Her output is highly variable yet at the same time easily assigned to her due […]

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10
Aug

Art in Action Community Mural a Success

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On June 10-13th, Art in Action and Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School’s fourth grade students vibrantly painted an uplifting community mural in Downtown Redwood City titled Connections, Community, and Hope. This mural alludes to youthful dreams and aspirations of a more peaceful and just future through the diverse silhouette children playing in harmony. Beyond the […]

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10
Aug

Thank You Summer Interns!

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As our summer 2021 internships come to a close, we want to highlight each of our talented interns that made an impact this summer. These amazing students helped further our mission, support major initiatives, and help set Art in Action up for a successful new school year. We will miss them dearly!     Emmy […]

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03
Aug

Modern day artist appreciation post: Gary Baseman

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Gary Baseman is a name the general public might not immediately recognize, but his distinctive art style would be familiar to many who view it. Baseman’s body of work is extensive and large, most notably being the illustrator for big time magazines The New York Times, Rolling Stones, and The Wall Street Journal. He also […]

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26
Jul

Appreciating Legacy Artists: Andy Warhol

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“He was a slight man who wore a white wig.” The Times, Obituary, February 1987 The name Andy Warhol probably doesn’t have to be explained. He’s a figure so iconic in the art world that simply showing a color palette of one of his works will remind you of who’s talking about. Being a leading […]

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