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National Arts Program

“Creativity exists in all of us, but how we express is it unique. When we have an opportunity to showcase our creative side, and that creativity is acknowledged, we feel pride, connection, and affirmation in ourselves and our talents” (nationalartsprogram.org).  [AL1] Artist [...]
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Positive Sensory Distraction

Imagine, being an autistic child’s parent, and looking forward to your child’s next doctor’s appointment! Waiting in an environment that provides positive sensory distraction, allowing you and your child to interact and de-escalate prior to conversing with the doctor.   We all constantly use our senses to absorb and understand the world around us. People [...]
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Marymount University: Graduate Interior Design Class

Open minded, free thinking charettes, that’s what we at Distinctive Art Source love about working with the interior design graduate students at Marymount University.  We share our knowledge and they share their ideas. On September 30th, Barbara Harriman, President / Creative Director, explained visually to the students that “Art is no longer a 2-D focal [...]
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DAS Attends”Pebble-in-Practice” Workshop

Distinctive Art Source recently attended The Center for Health Design’s annual Pebble-in-Practice Workshop on Pediatric, Behavioral Health and Aging Mind design in Baltimore MD. Day 1 “Building Blocks: New Design Strategies and Solutions for Pediatric Settings” began with Natalie Miovski Hagerty, Director of Facilities Planning at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, giving an inspiring [...]
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Owensboro Health: First Day Fresh for Over Six Years

The Owensboro Health Hospital still looks first-day-fresh as the locally focused Art Program remains a frequent topic of conversation! Spoiler Alert:  We are not the only ones noticing!   In 2011, Distinctive Art Source had the pleasure of beginning our work with Owensboro Health to develop timeless art goals and create an art program for [...]
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