Smart advice on writing an artists statement

Introduce yourself and your work; great advice on artist statements from artist and curator Judy Sledge.

Creating art increases empathy and writing skills, researchers say

Elementary and middle schools in Houston who were offered more arts and music experiences in school and after school saw “remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes,” researchers found. Their standardized writing scores increased 13 percent, compared to the control group, and their compassion for others rose 8 percent. Students also had fewer disciplinary problems and were more …