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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Celebrate! Performance 2008

Each year Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc. presents a grand performance that represents the culmination of a year’s worth of multi-disciplined arts study, creation, and practice by the participants of five Milwaukee agencies and schools serving at-risk youth.
Friday, April 4, 2008

Community Working Together

Express Yourself Milwaukee is an organization founded on the collaboration of artists and the art of collaboration. Truly, collaboration is an art. Partnership is not easy. It is a union, which requires release of individual egos and of self-promotion in order to succeed. So, the process is as, or possibly more important than the material outcome.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Express Yourself Milwaukee, Inc responds to violence in our city

In the world we desire, childhood is a carefree and innocent time of life. In the world we have, it is too often marked by violence and trauma. The "Remembrance Tree" was an artistic response, at one of Express Yourself Milwaukee's program sites to respond to the loss of youth, done in collaboration with Golda Meir School for the Gifted and Talented, and a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Think back to seeing a small child busy with her coloring, lost in creation. No hunger, no fighting, no need other than the task at hand. Her breathing slows, her eyes, hands, mouth and spirit all connected in the present. I have seen this same shift in the kids I work with at the detention center, and in adults and kids in psychiatric facilities, excused for a brief time from their turmoil. The energy changes, the molecules in the room seem to shift...healing is present.

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