Reassembling the Collage

I came home from Guatemala feeling a lot different than when I left. Maybe it’s because I only got an hour and a half’s worth of sleep the night before I boarded the airplane home, but I think “emotional wreck” might be an understatement for describing my internal condition. I stayed up all night and […]

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Philanthropy vs Charity

The pictures used in this post are from our Casa Bernabe team’s camp.  October 28th, 2016 Driving in a van from the airport in Guatemala City to Antigua yesterday, meeting our team members, taking in the scenery and dipping in and out of different conversations happening in the van, my mind drifted for a bit […]

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Connecting with Kathlyn

We are excited to officially announce that Kathlyn Beyer is our full-time In-Country Coordinator for I AM ART  in Guatemala. Kathlyn lives full-time in Guatemala with her family and has participated in the I AM ART camps for the last two years. She wears many hats as part of our operations team including logistics for hotels, transportation, meeting with artists in Guatemala, […]

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New Definition of Beautiful

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Prior to joining the Athentikos team on the Fall 2014, I Am Art trip to Guatemala, I had struggled defining the purpose for this stage of my life. I had a great job working for a great company and a family that I loved dearly but something was missing. I couldn’t […]

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Healing Through Dance

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Cori taught healing through dance in I Am Art Fall 2014. She helped at-risk youth communicate their story through the art of dance, and learned to live with joy, regardless of circumstances. Please watch and share the video.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbyYyHXQmZo”][/vc_column][/vc_row] [mk_page_section bg_color=”#0ba9b9″ attachment=”scroll” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”repeat” bg_stretch=”false” enable_3d=”false” speed_factor=”4″ bg_video=”no” video_mask=”false” video_opacity=”0.6″ […]

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The Color Wheel of Emotions

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] It’s difficult to sum up the contrast of feelings and experiences related to I Am Art. In my workshop, we studied mixed media self-portraits.  We started the first day making color wheels called “color wheel of emotions” and talking about primary and secondary colors  as an exercise to help them practice for […]

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Hope for Guatemala

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] On Sunday, November 9, 2014 we drove from Antigua to Zone 18 and found hope for Guatemala. Driving from Antigua to Zone 18 is like driving from Brentwood to East Nashville. Antigua is a tourist town full of ancient history and beauty, while Zone 18 is a crowded slum with traffic, […]

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What Do You Want To Do?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] I remember that meeting at Panera Bread. Scott and I had been trying to connect for about a year at that point but our mutual friend Major insisted that we had to do it this time. Scott sat across from me at that outside table, sunny day, few patrons walking […]

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The Official Fall 2014 I Am Art Team

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] Introducing the Fall 2014 I Am Art Team We’re blessed with an extremely diverse team this fall, including talent, age, and location. Our official team includes people from 6 states, with skills including theatre, dance, writing, collage, percussion, sculpture, painting, animation, quilting, scrapbooking, jewelry, spray paint, and art therapy.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” […]

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I Am Art 2014 Begins Team in Guatemala

i Am ART Team in Guatemala

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]The Athentikos is in Guatemala this week with their I AM ART program for the purpose of facilitating a weeklong art camp in La Limonada. The Athentikos’ I AM ART initiative enriches the lives of at-risk children by using creative arts to show them the power of their true potential. Our vibrant […]

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