AIR Blog

Brian Harper: Invisible Feelings

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and I would like to highlight something that many of us like to keep invisible, our feelings. In Fall of 2017, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre in Colorado added a workshop called Invisible Feelings to our touring...

Mark Pergola: Youth Engagement Interns – Lucy & Danielle

Lucy and Danielle are Youth Advisors with our Arts Integrated Resources (AIR) Youth Engagement Team. Youth Advisors partner with us year-round to further our mission of engaging young people as agents of change to improve health in their communities. Both Lucy and...

Curtis Robbins: Unexpected Results

One of the earliest memories my wife and I have together comes from both being cast in the play, Trip to Bountiful, at our college. (If you know the play, she played the beautiful, kind young woman on the bus; I was the sheriff.) At one rehearsal, our director became...

Katie Wall: Ask Questions

My entire life, I have always been that kid in the classroom with her hand up, asking a million questions. Some people might label my desire to ask questions as inquisitive, some might just hope it stops sometime soon. It wasn’t until my work with Arts Integrated...

Samuel Wood: Youth Interns: Rayni, Lucey & Danielle

Catch Three Rising Stars, Bright Hair, Even Brighter Futures Arts Integrated Resources (AIR) has certainly had its fair share of incredible youth interns over the years, and these three blue hair-highlights are no exception. During an interview with Danielle Perez,...

Brian Harper: Don’t Tell Me a Story

I am the proud dad of two delightful, curious and wiggly boys ages 8 and 11. One of my favorite memories- and I don’t think I am alone- was reading them a story at bedtime. They would laugh and point at the pictures as I tried to entertain them with my funny voices. I...

Samuel Wood: A Holiday Letter of Gratitude

Our communities’ norms, manners and behaviors help to define us. They are the psychological gestures on which we build our personal stories. The farmer from the heartland has the “stronger-than-any-contract” hand shake. The Southerner has the irony of the “bless your...