At the Annual Art Summit we had Michelle Livek bring "Touchstones" to our

lives - Tiny masterpieces!


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Livey

IMG_7056 IMG_7057 She was awesome!!! and basically - Touchstones are Tiny bits of art that serve as the "OBJECT” of your intention when you need to say something but don't know what to say, GIVE a touchstone as an Object of attention not affection, give them away all the time, Mark the moment ! Create "intentional moments" Marking the moment mobilizes thoughts - Marking - care, give-n-go. Responses are INCREDIBLE ! "If a possible purpose of art is to balance the society, and if the purpose of art is to remind us we are not alone, and if art is meant to carry hope, then the total function of art, is change. Simply put: art changes the world!" Livey     Lois Brace has had nothing but positive reactions to these!

"Responses are INCREDIBLE ! As artists we are usually pretty stingy with our work. It's expensive and we rarely get back what goes into our pieces. These tiny bits

These itty bitty artworks

Are easy

Effortless

Relaxing

Cheap

And beautiful!!!

It's fun to be able to give generously from our creativity without such a sacrifice.

BUT THE REWARD

THE RETURN

IS INCREDIBLE!!

It's so powerful!

It truly is motivating to give more when the reactions are so overwhelming

Try it as your own social experiment!

Quite simply: It does take a bit of courage to offer something to a stranger, however, the courage it takes to interact with another is exactly the point for this project

See what happens.

I've NEVER had a bad experience. They've all been positive."

Why Art?

“Art. Ask for More.” is a national arts education public awareness campaign brought to you by Americans for the Arts, The Ad Council, the NAMM Foundation, and hundreds of local, state, and national official campaign partners.Art: Ask For More

  • The arts are much more than just fun “extra” activities for kids. Participation in the arts opens up children’s worlds and minds, and offers them the skills they need for a bright future. And chances are, your kids are not getting enough art, in or out of school.
  • Has your 4th grader ever taken a DANCE class or learned the basics of choreography?
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