A Guide to Collaborative Art
This process guide is a story—a story of how Passion Works approaches collaborative art as creation, vocation, community integration and social change.
Like other activities supported by Passion Works, this book represents a collaborative effort. The idea for the guide emerged when Patty Mitchell, Art Director, and Joyce Frank, Studio Coordinator, approached Dr. Lynn Harter from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University about a request for proposals issued by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).
Story of Flying Bilingual Coloring Book
A Story of was written as a birth gift to a family who had just had a beautiful baby boy, Gabriel. Gabriel was born with Down syndrome, and poet Deni Naffziger wrote “A Story of Flying” in anticipation of the joy that would be shared between Gabriel and his sister, Sophia, the adventures they would have, and the hopes and dreams of their parents for their children. This book is a celebration of potential — when we encourage each other to fly and dream, incredible things are possible. Naffziger’s poem has been the inspiration for countless pieces of art work, conversations about ability, the PBS documentary “Passion Works: A Story of Flying”, and encouragement for all parents who dream of the best for their children.