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Shannon Briggs

Love > Disrespect

Staff and Ed Techs recently shared their gratitude for ArtVan’s presence in the schools. Art Therapy has made shifts in student’s behaviors: increasing trust levels

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Shannon Briggs

Turning Tension into Trust

“There is one session in particular where I was deeply moved with the interaction between an instructor and a student. The art activity was working with

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Shannon Briggs

Family Roots

This month, Bates College Student Volunteers designed a project with the theme of “Roots.” They designed the project to support youth in expressing their family

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Shannon Briggs

Smiling, He Looked Up

Despite the dropping temperatures & shorter daylight, Youth are still showing up for ArtVan’s outdoor sessions at Kennedy Park in Lewiston, in collaboration with the

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An Artful Transition within ArtVan

In July 2021, the Executive Director hat was passed from ArtVan’s Founder, Art Therapist, and only Executive Director Jamie Silvestri to ArtVan’s Director of Development

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Shannon Briggs

Looking Out & Looking In

We asked youth artists, “If you looked through a magical window, what would you want to see?” Each artist explored this question by picking out

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