Spreading Hope Amidst Difficulties: Members Share COVID-19 Commonalities

During these days of disruption and disconnection, it has been a pleasure to connect with some of our teachers who have participated in the past and find how they are coping.  We begin with the Katagiri sisters. Meet Our Japanese Twin Sister Teachers The Hexagon Project has been fortunate to have two teachers, Aya Katagiri, …

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COVID-19 and the Hexagon Project: How to Make Hexagonal Images for Instagram

Can you help provide a CREATIVE stream of CONNECTION and COMMUNICATION in these DIS-connected times? The Interdependence Hexagon Project is reaching out to anyone who believes that we must stay connected. That human connection can blossom in diverse ways in times like these. That, through our Art, we can tell an expressive, progressive story of …

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Hold Your Own Exhibit!

Eileen Healey, art teacher at Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, PA, recently presented a local Hexagon Project exhibit featuring hexagon-shaped artworks created by her students. Any school or community is invited to do the same. Samples shown include two-dimensional work from Ms. Healey’s Creative Expressions class and three-dimensional sculptured pieces from her Ceramics …

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Diversity Makes Us Great

Six Ways to Stop the Racist in You

Are You Biased? Here are some deep research-based practices for every-day consideration PLUS, at bottom, some links to articles on big ideas and global issues which may lead to action in the world. What are the implications of this new way of thinking and conceptualizing brain function for our understanding of prejudice—and how can we …

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Recognition Event in Butwal, Nepal on January 4,2020

Moving Forward!

Our good friends and partners in Butwal, Nepal [southern Nepal] have just completed their Regional Recognition Event at Manimukunda College, Butwal.  Mr. Tuk Bahadur Chhetri, President, welcomed Mrs. Marianne Milks and Dr. Carl Milks, visiting from the United States, who assisted in the presentation of awards to the many students who participated from Everest English …

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Hexagon Project Founder Plays Part in Elementary School’s Birthday Celebration

Beth Burkhauser remembers fondly the 26 years she spent teaching art at McNichols Plaza Elementary School in Scranton Pennsylvania. She was thrilled to be invited back to help celebrate the school’s 40th birthday. Founding principal Marty Kuhn joined current principal Mina Ardestani, teachers old and new, and a wonderfully diverse group of parents and children. …

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Art Theme of Scranton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

The Hexagon Project’s Beth Burkhauser was pleased to introduce the keynote speaker at the 57th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Sondra Myers, the speaker, has a connection to the beginning of the Hexagon Project. The theme of the breakfast was “Framing the Future.” Over 400 community members gathered at the historic Radisson Lackawanna …

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Changing Perspectives of Waterways: a Hexagon Art Project & Community Partnership

An example of the Hexagon Project in action is a community partnership project between the Wyoming Seminary Upper School and the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition on Acid Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR). Facilitated by science teacher Andrea Nerozzi and EPCAMR director Bobby Hughes, students studied the environmental devastation resulting from mining. Nine students from the United States, China, …

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Inspiring Calligraphers to Explore Interdependence

Though the Hexagon Project is often identified as an arts and education project for students, we also take the message of interdependence to community events, groups and organizations. In May of this year Beth Burkhauser was a guest artist and conducted a workshop at Marywood University for the Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The workshop …

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