Debate: is it a poor decision to fund art projects?

Two of Connection Lab’s current projects have received some comments in the press lately. First, the peace quilt project that we’re doing with Teen Empowerment and the Somerville Council on Aging was briefly… Continue reading

Exploring The Use of Art in a Crisis- a Medical Reserve Corps training

A few weeks ago Connection Lab presented to members of the Medical Reserve Corps in Massachusetts’ Region 4b.  Organized by the Newton Health Department, the training was about ways to use the arts… Continue reading

Connection Lab will be at APHA in 2014!

Look for us at the American Public Health Association conference in New Orleans in November.  We’ll be presenting about Data Murals as a way to engage residents in community health planning and increase… Continue reading

“Art of Caring” Tree Panels Ready to Hang

The hundreds of fabric pieces made by more than 90 people at CJP Women’s Philanthropy’s event have now been sewn together into four tree panels representing the four seasons and passage through the… Continue reading

Agassiz Cooperative Preschool Mosaic Finished!

After lots of work and lots of fun the Agassiz preschool in Somerville now has a colorful mosaic path.  The kids who helped to make it have been excited to walk on their… Continue reading

Agassiz mosaic-laying party!

On Sunday preschoolers and their families from Agassiz Cooperative Preschool helped to lay out the mosaic pathway that leads to the building’s front door.  We’ve been working with the kids for weeks to… Continue reading

Making All Voices Count

The data mural project is included in an exciting new grant through “Making All Voices Count” to help increase access to information through citizen journalism and visual arts in slum communities in Nairobi,… Continue reading

The Art of Caring with CJP

Last night Connection lab led an art activity for 100 women at Coleman House, a senior housing facility. Residents of the building worked with CJP’s Women’s Philanthropy to create four panels that represent… Continue reading

Mosaic Pathway Project Begins at Agassiz Preschool

A concrete path runs from the sidewalk to the main door of Agassiz preschool.  What could be more fun than designing a collaborative mosaic to decorate it?  This week the preschoolers began to… Continue reading

Peace Quilt Kicks off at the Teen Empowerment Peace Conference

Connection Lab is leading community members in constructing a peace quilt to hang in the entryway of the Cross Street Center in East Somerville.  With Teen Empowerment, the Council on Aging, and East… Continue reading