See the Music, Hear the Art!

In October, SATORI played a classical music concert for an audience who couldn’t hear it – and it was wonderful. SATORI is participating in the Arts & Access initiative of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, seen through the lens of the arts.… Continue reading See the Music, Hear the Art!

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Recognizes the Unique Needs of Injured Artists

A dancer warms up with barre exercises and observes her form in the floor to ceiling mirrors. Nearby in the soundproof music room, a musician strums his guitar. These two performers have more in common than just a passion for the arts. They are both benefiting from the specialized care that is available at Good… Continue reading Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Recognizes the Unique Needs of Injured Artists

Disabilities Don’t Define Who People Are

One characteristic cannot sum up who anyone is and America has been making great strides in accepting people regardless of their race, sexual orientation and disability if they have one. “It used to be that the disability made up the person, but now it’s just something that’s a part of them,” says Roseann Damico Schatkowski,… Continue reading Disabilities Don’t Define Who People Are

“Teach the World to Listen”

Evelyn Glennie is, in her own words, a “sound creator” – synthesizing everything you may have experienced about timbre, dynamics, vibration, movement, resonance, rhythm, harmonics, and more into an act of unbridled faith. Grammy-winning solo percussionist, composer, and collaborator, Dame Evelyn Glennie has forged an eclectic career as an internationally acclaimed artist upon the independent… Continue reading “Teach the World to Listen”

Bringing Humor to the Arts & Access Expo

The old saying “laughter is the best medicine” has been proven time and time again, with studies showing a good stress-relieving guffaw will not only relax and energize, but it can even boost your immunity and fight heart disease. That’s mainly why Shane Burcaw, president of Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. and local resident of… Continue reading Bringing Humor to the Arts & Access Expo

The Healing Power of the Arts

By Robert Sandoval, LVAC VolunteerIn my research to develop this blog post on the healing power of the arts, I interviewed two engaging local artists, Middle-eastern dancer Tahya, and painter Marion Sheinberg, both of whom provide joy and solace to their clients.Tahya, whose name means “welcome” has been dancing since her teens and is now… Continue reading The Healing Power of the Arts

Planning Underway for 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community are teaming up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the lens of the arts.They are developing training opportunities for community volunteers and arts administrators, and offering support to designated cultural and arts programs that… Continue reading Planning Underway for 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act