Song of the soul: The role of the arts in promoting a healthy community

10:30 - 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2016
PSU 313

Throughout human history, communities have used song, dance and other art forms to bring people together. These art forms transcend language barriers, and they form cultural bridges between diverse communities. But what, specifically, do the arts contribute to the health of a local community? What are the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of the arts? How may communities leverage these benefits in our economy where cuts in funding for the arts are far too common?


Dirctor & Ex-officio Member, Rural Schools Collaborative Gary Funk

Gary Funk

Dirctor & Ex-officio Member, Rural Schools Collaborative

Founder and Director, in2improv Sandra Paola Lopez R.

Sandra Paola Lopez R.

Founder and Director, in2improv

Opera Soprano, ret. Leona Mitchell

Leona Mitchell

Opera Soprano, ret.

Author and Scholar Klaus Witz

Klaus Witz

Author and Scholar