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Artist Lily Yeh on Awakening Creativity in Communities

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Steve Dahlberg-Mary Alice Long

Steve Dahlberg-Mary Alice Long


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We'll explore with artist, educator and activist Lily Yeh her work with Barefoot Artists, Inc., to bring the transformative power of art to impoverished communities around the globe through participatory, multifaceted projects that foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development and preserve indigenous art and culture. We'll talk about her new book, Awakening Creativity, about  her work with the Dandelion School for children of migrant workers in Beijing, where she engages students in artmaking to transform a rundown factory into a vibrant school and community center. Find out more about Lily's projects at www.barefootartists.org. Lily is part of the opening keynote on "Disruptive Creativity: How Bright Ideas Can Change Everything" at the Advancing Creative Thinking: Imagination to Innovation Conference in Ridgefield, Connecticut, on April 27.