Community Expressive Arts Project

The Community Expressive Arts Project (CEAP) focuses on community art making and the process of finding a personal, creative, and empowering voice of expression through visual arts, movement, theater, music, poetry, and play. CEAP members may find themselves building forts or painting murals with children; they may also find themselves sitting with adult community members who struggle with personal challenges, or creating songs with teenagers as they explore the emotional content of their lives. The project involves Expressive Arts training led by professional practitioners to equip Bard students with the knowledge to design and implement their own workshops with community members. CEAP works locally at the Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, New York, a residential school for emotionally at-risk children; the Center for Spectrum Services in Kingston, New York, a school for children with autism; Red Hook Residential Center, in Upper Red Hook, New York, a minimum-security juvenile detention center for boys ages 12–18; and Ferncliff Nursing Home for the elderly in Rhinebeck. CEAP members have also traveled to work with children in Colombia, Ghana, India, Myanmar (Burma), New Orleans, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Current Contact(s):
Nellie Ostow (02/01/14 - 08/31/17)
Laura Thompson (02/01/14 - 08/31/16)
Brooke Kipling (09/01/13 - 08/31/15)

Past Contact(s):
Adrienne Vitullo (09/01/11 - 08/31/14)
Sarah Lettiere (09/01/12 - 08/31/13)
Abigail Lazarowski (09/01/09 - 08/31/12)
Malka Roth (09/01/10 - 08/31/11)
Emily Wolff (09/03/07 - 08/31/10)
Rebeka Radna (09/01/06 - 08/31/09)
Anna Putnam (09/01/06 - 08/31/09)
Leah Schrader (09/01/05 - 08/31/07)
Emily Diaz (09/01/06 - 08/31/07)
Megan Kerins (11/01/04 - 08/31/06)
Kaythee Hlaing (09/01/03 - 08/31/06)
Jeremiah Spofford-Hulsebos (09/01/05 - 08/31/06)
Thomas Arndt (02/01/05 - 08/31/06)
Jivan Lee (11/01/04 - 08/31/06)

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