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Carol St. John was born in Brooklyn, which has made all the difference. She was raised mostly by her mother and extended family and learned to trust by example. Her art life began early. Teachers put her work on display, she painted murals on the walls of her high school and was the art editor of the yearbook. The New York art scene set standards of excellence and challenge that she found intimidating. She married and made babies and it wasn't until she grew hungry enough, to seek an outlet beyond the manger, that her art life bloomed. Need gave her permission to begin. After a few years, she began to show her work and discovered acceptance in the public forum. St. John thereafter described herself professionally as an artist who also teaches. A graduate of New York State University, Cortland, and Northeastern University, Boston, her studies were expanded through workshops, travel, and life itself. Her greatest influences were the demonstrations of artists such as Ed Whitney, Claude Croney, Betty Lou Schlemm, Domenic DeStephano, and Mario Cooper. And the teachings of writers who include William Styron, William Least Heat-Moon, Lil Brannon, and Cy Knoblach. Her spiritual life moved as her mind opened. Forays into religions of all sorts, from Buddhist to Unitarian studies, gave her the breadth of universal questions and answers; a conviction in the need for each person to fulfill their potential destiny. The St. John galleries, east and west, represented more than art. They were vital sources of energy and communion; places where visitors sat down and visited, where ideas were explored. St. John continues to offer community for writers, artists and spiritually oriented activists. She is never done and always open to the new voices that come her way.
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All is Art Art is All
by Carol Egmont St. John

Overview


All is Art and Art is All invites teachers, students and others to use the arts as a primary source for understanding. Homilies by the author, illustrations of the work of living artists, and exercises for practice, demonstrate how art can be attached to life's challenges. All is Art… declares art inclusive, not exclusive; and not only an avenue to self-discovery, but to coping and understanding. In a time where so many lifestyles have been altered, this book presents lessons to follow; lessons that attach meaning to simple occurrences, transforming the common to the profound. It asks readers to put imagination to use, take chances, and believe in the possibilities. It shows how empowerment comes from doing and experimenting, and that it is never too late or too early to begin.

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All is Art - Art is All provides 40 pathways to artistic consciousness, incorporating the use of metaphors, and the roles of color, form, and composition.  It addresses ways to  experiment with tools and materials and incorporates the importance of science and history, traditions and cultures as well as the need for reinvention and taking time out for observation and contemplation. St. John postulates that everyone is an artist and their creativity contributes to the  greatest creation of all, life itself.


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Overview


All is Art and Art is All invites teachers, students and others to use the arts as a primary source for understanding. Homilies by the author, illustrations of the work of living artists, and exercises for practice, demonstrate how art can be attached to life's challenges. All is Art… declares art inclusive, not exclusive; and not only an avenue to self-discovery, but to coping and understanding. In a time where so many lifestyles have been altered, this book presents lessons to follow; lessons that attach meaning to simple occurrences, transforming the common to the profound. It asks readers to put imagination to use, take chances, and believe in the possibilities. It shows how empowerment comes from doing and experimenting, and that it is never too late or too early to begin.

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Description



All is Art - Art is All provides 40 pathways to artistic consciousness, incorporating the use of metaphors, and the roles of color, form, and composition.  It addresses ways to  experiment with tools and materials and incorporates the importance of science and history, traditions and cultures as well as the need for reinvention and taking time out for observation and contemplation. St. John postulates that everyone is an artist and their creativity contributes to the  greatest creation of all, life itself.


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Book details

Genre:ART

Subgenre:Conceptual

Language:English

Pages:124

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667833934


Overview


All is Art and Art is All invites teachers, students and others to use the arts as a primary source for understanding. Homilies by the author, illustrations of the work of living artists, and exercises for practice, demonstrate how art can be attached to life's challenges. All is Art… declares art inclusive, not exclusive; and not only an avenue to self-discovery, but to coping and understanding. In a time where so many lifestyles have been altered, this book presents lessons to follow; lessons that attach meaning to simple occurrences, transforming the common to the profound. It asks readers to put imagination to use, take chances, and believe in the possibilities. It shows how empowerment comes from doing and experimenting, and that it is never too late or too early to begin.

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Description



All is Art - Art is All provides 40 pathways to artistic consciousness, incorporating the use of metaphors, and the roles of color, form, and composition.  It addresses ways to  experiment with tools and materials and incorporates the importance of science and history, traditions and cultures as well as the need for reinvention and taking time out for observation and contemplation. St. John postulates that everyone is an artist and their creativity contributes to the  greatest creation of all, life itself.


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About the author


Carol St. John was born in Brooklyn, which has made all the difference. She was raised mostly by her mother and extended family and learned to trust by example. Her art life began early. Teachers put her work on display, she painted murals on the walls of her high school and was the art editor of the yearbook. The New York art scene set standards of excellence and challenge that she found intimidating. She married and made babies and it wasn't until she grew hungry enough, to seek an outlet beyond the manger, that her art life bloomed. Need gave her permission to begin. After a few years, she began to show her work and discovered acceptance in the public forum. St. John thereafter described herself professionally as an artist who also teaches. A graduate of New York State University, Cortland, and Northeastern University, Boston, her studies were expanded through workshops, travel, and life itself. Her greatest influences were the demonstrations of artists such as Ed Whitney, Claude Croney, Betty Lou Schlemm, Domenic DeStephano, and Mario Cooper. And the teachings of writers who include William Styron, William Least Heat-Moon, Lil Brannon, and Cy Knoblach. Her spiritual life moved as her mind opened. Forays into religions of all sorts, from Buddhist to Unitarian studies, gave her the breadth of universal questions and answers; a conviction in the need for each person to fulfill their potential destiny. The St. John galleries, east and west, represented more than art. They were vital sources of energy and communion; places where visitors sat down and visited, where ideas were explored. St. John continues to offer community for writers, artists and spiritually oriented activists. She is never done and always open to the new voices that come her way.

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Joanna
All Is Art Art is All by Carol St John I found this book and could not stop reading an it now wanting to share it and with all of my children. I am so very deeply touched by the depth of understanding about the many journeys into life through ART. This book will open your mind and Heart to the beauty that surrounds us simply by noticing and playing with Art, stepping into the simple creative exercises this Author suggests. Each chapter explores some of the mundane and the magnificent possibilities offered by living creatively, courageously and willingly. This is a book to explore in-depth one chapter at a time...taking the time to investigate the deeper meaning to be found in the simple play of Art. I was so touched by the depth and breath of wisdom this Author brings to each subject she unveils through her writing and examples of Art. It is my hope every Art Teacher and every school will have this book on their resource shelves. May you find even a bit of the Joy I have found in discovering each chapter, then share your Joy with another! Read more
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