Our recent milestones:
â€¢ 3,000 people of all ages and backgrounds have created with us at the Art Cart in the last year! Through community outreach, we have been weaving groups together at various events, facilitating connection through original self-expression. On December 19th, we celebrated this joy and color-filled year!
â€¢ We hosted 6 graduate students from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) for an intensive credit course in Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy in August. The students learned traditional art forms from local women while processing issues of hierarchy, race, and privilege. Our culminating exhibition of mandalas, henna, embroidery and kolam traveled to NYC to presented there in October, as part of a developing bridge between NYC and Auroville through art therapy.
â€¢ Sankalpa founder and art therapist, Krupa Jhaveri, traveled to Hong Kong and the US for a month of presentations, workshops and exhibitions (more below).