Saturday, October 18, 1:30-3

Hamilton Auditorium

Blogs, Social Media and Artists: A Panel Discussion

The role of online and social media will be explored by a panel, which includes Roberta

Fallon, the founder and editor of the artblog, an online journal covering Philadelphia’s


WARNING: this movie could save your life! Forks Over Knives

Animal Protein — Meat and Dairy — Cause Cancer

TheTruth About Your Food with FOOD, INC. Filmmaker Robert Kenner


5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

[h/t: generic-art]

Oh my god


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