WELCOME to Extended Arts Center Where Everybody is an Artist
A public/nonprofit partnership to implement a community center where learning, health, and wellness is developed through a) integrating existing health care concepts and practices (traditional, alternative, and complementary), b) developing the informed participation of individuals, their families, and communities in its research and application, c) promotion of arts and culture as a basic component of a culturally appropriate healthcare system and d) promotion of mental health by redefining the meaning of Arts in Nursing and its impact on individual, families, communities and healthcare.
To train the general community, groups and families in health maintenance and wellness, to provide direct services, education and training, by providing a safe haven to creativity in arts in all its forms, hereby promoting a cultural identity, the basic determinant of individual, family and community health.
Philosophy and General Assumptions
The model seeks to engage the community in addressing the unmet public health and clinical healthcare needs and access issue. Such needs are elucidated in available Federal, State and local data, from mortality & morbidity rates; census demographics on literacy & educational levels; primary & secondary languages spoken; immigration status; and other socio-economic indicators.
This model aims to reduce overall individual healthcare costs, mitigate dependency on Medicare and Medicaid and similar entitlements, to relieve the burden of both overmedication, and address the chronic lack of adequate and suitable healthcare, as well as to increase individuals’ economic participation and productivity.
Through documentation and demonstration of its efficacy, as well as the production of research and data, it is hoped that this model could be replicated widely nation-wide, to address the urgent health care needs of the uninsured, underserved, high-risk, marginalized communities as well as the international community on global health.
- Promotion of arts and culture as essential elements of individual and community health
- Provide quality healthcare for all.
- Reduce healthcare cost.
- Resolve the healthcare apartheid and promote equality of healthcare for all.
- Job creation.
- Quality education and training for both skilled and non-skilled specialties.
- Emphasize preventative and community health approach
Arts & Culture in Health
Channeling the deep and rich traditions of Filipinos' indigenous healing arts, The Nursing Office (TNO) recognizes that Everyone is a Healer, and the Practice of Healing is authentic and vibrantly evident in Filipino indigenous songs, chants, poetry, music, dance and movement. These symbolic energetic forms seek to establish and sustain humans beings' harmony with Inang Daigdig (or Mother Earth), for it is in synergy with natural and healing rhythms of our Mother Earth that we experience Peace and Abundance, Truth and Love.
The Extended Arts Program of The Nursing Office (or TNO Extended Arts) is a Haven for Creativity, where writers, poets, musicians, visual artists, performing artists, and all who aspire to become who they really are from their hearts ---may join with kindred others, not only to re-member, re-join, or re-store our indigenous selves, but most importantly, to re-create the New World that Works for Everyone!
In support of Arts in its various Forms of Expressions & Creativity
Theater & Stage
Purple Pillars Production finds, assembles and expresses the artistic concept using all forms of art into an appropriate medium for presentation. Brief symbolism:
Purple for Higher Consciousness
Pillars for Strength, Stability
Haven/House for people who have nowhere to go
“SAFE HAVEN FOR CREATIVITY” in all its forms
- Visual Arts/Photography/ “Guhit”
- Dance / “Indak”
- Film Arts
- Music / “Tinig”
- Performance/Expressive Arts/Literary Arts/ “Katha”
Building Bridges for Fil-Am Artists
FIESTA of FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTISTS 2016 (FFAA 2016)
Filipino-American Arts Fiesta:
An Artistic Milieu by, with, and for Filipino Artists
Rationale and Background
In the Renaissance of Philippine Art and Culture, a prominent and lively platform for the Filipino artist and the Filipino-American artist has yet to be established. Oftentimes, many artists from the homeland come to America, seeking validation of their artworks and/or artistic visions, which have not found an appreciative audience in the homeland.
While the Philippine Government agencies here in America are focused on serving resident Filipinos' need for diplomatic, consular, and other bureaucratic concerns, many if not, most Filipino artists from the Philippines have been attracted or drawn to use the ample available spaces found in Philippine Consulates' lobbies, libraries, or auditoriums, which have been transformed into, albeit, de facto art exhibition spaces. If the artist's goal is to introduce oneself to the expatriate Filipino community and showcase artworks to would-be buyers and/or sellers of artworks, this goal would have been well served.
However, while succeeding in helping artists with temporary exposure, and even remunerative rewards for artworks with popular appeal, this short-term effort does not serve the long-term goal of establishing respect and high regard for what our Artists are truthfully accomplishing: showing the world Who we are as Filipinos, by visually expressing in original forms and colors the excitingly myriad permutations of the Filipino Soul.
Hence, the home-grown Filipino artists and Filipino-American artists alike need to have access to a friendly environment (or space) dedicated primarily to showcasing products of their artistic visions, where their works are allowed maximum exposure and interaction with other artists' works from all over the world.
In any milieu or mingling of art critics or connoisseurs, art historians or writers, academicians or intellectuals, and other appreciative articulators who can connect to show commonalities of Filipino-made artworks with larger spheres of artistic genres and styles --- infinite horizons of possibilities open up profound insights on how Filipino and Filipino-American artists are contributing their exuberant visions of humanity to the interconnected global realities of our times.
1. To provide internationally recognized Exhibition Space(s) for Filipino and Filipino-American artists to exhibit all forms of artistic works in all modes and mediums, and develop facilities or enhance available physical spaces toward a permanent Philippine Arts Gallery & Exhibition space.
2. To create Crossroads of Arts, an intersecting Environment or Space where community members visually experience artistic works, meet in person and interact with Filipino and Filipino-American artists and know them as persons. More importantly, to recognize, appreciate, and accept our Artists as vital and integral culture-bearers of the evolving authentic Filipino identity and spirit.
3. To explore, experiment, and pursue innovative approaches, plans, and strategies to create Viable Market Opportunities to help sustain Filipino & Filipino-American artists' livelihood for survival and continuing artistic productivity.
4. To increase and enhance the understanding and appreciation of Art as a Channel of Life's truths and wisdom, stimulated by intellectual and aesthetic criticism of writers, journalists, academicians, historians or other visionaries who view works of artists from different & varied genres, mediums, styles and schools, or historical eras.
5. To maintain and sustain Filipino artists' visibility, exposure and active participation in the Renaissance of Philippine History, Art, and Culture here in America and in the Philippines.
- Organize, hold, and celebrate the Filipino-Arts Fiesta annually in the five (5) boroughs of Metropolitan New York City (Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan), or in the tri-state areas of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
- Connect the networks of various Filipino arts organizations, galleries, artists' groups to find ways of collaborating or cooperating in mutually beneficial projects, programs, or services, following principles of transparency and accountability.
- Provide access to Venues for tertulia, or intelligent discussions & forums on Filipino artists & writers and their works, as well as journalists, community leaders and organizers, fundraisers, marketers & advertisers, Internet bloggers, Facebook friends, etc., and their projects.
- Secure the production of the Las Islas Filipinas Journal as the publication where documentation or transcripts of tertulias or intelligent discussions, art reviews, play reviews and commentaries, etc., are contributed on a regular quarterly basis, for on-line distribution or in hard copies.
- Establish policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure artistic integrity, remuneration, or credit in the marketing, distribution, sale, exhibition, and other uses of art works entrusted by Filipino and Filipino-American Artists to community members.
- To reach out to Filipino-American communities across the country and engage their participation through arts festivals, arts exhibitions, discussions, forums, publications, etc., the great works of Filipinos and Filipino-American artists.
Extended Arts Center of Elizabeth New Jersey
- Organizing 52 North
- Sustainability of 52 North
- Program Development & Management for St. Elizabeth Parish
Myrna D. Santos with Fr. Beltran, Dr. Zal Velez (Deputy Mayor of West Orange, NJ), presenting the manuscript of his book, Las Islas Filipinas, to Extended
Arts Director, Marcos Panlilio, with Dr. Josie Velez at the Purple Pillars/ Nursing Office.
Marcos Panlilio, Director of Extended Arts of Elizabeth, finds time to integrate Arts & Culture in every way, during a Zarzuela Meeting among members of Las Islas Filipinas at the Mood Lounge.
Extended Arts Center of Queens, New York
Extended Arts at New Paltz
Extended Arts Center of Union County, New Jersey
Chef Rico, treats each menu as an art expression, that customers order food because of the artful presentation of its garnishing.
SUPPORTING THE FILM INDUSTRY
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Extended Arts Center
Myrna D. Santos, RN
Director of Visual Arts