Who We Are
The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS (HPAA) is a growing global community of artists, advocates, and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how ART serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the well-being of individuals, society and the environment. We believe that art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope.
HPAA was launched by Renée Phillips as an initiative of Manhattan Arts International www.manhattanarts.com. It has become one of the most popular positive art related websites on the Internet. As internationally recognized arts writer Edward Rubin states about The Healing Power of ART website, “It’s filled with awe-inspiring essays. Hope, optimism and beautiful thoughts is just what is needed to remind us that there is still good in the world and that all is not lost.”
How We Achieve Our Purpose
We publish articles that focus on art, artists and art programs that serve humanity and share our vision to improve the world through artistic endeavors. A few categories include: World Changers, Eco-Art & Artists, Artists’ Stories, Art Programs, Arts Education, and Art For Healthcare, among others.
We utilize Social Media campaigns to continuously share the articles and reach a global audience. Our posting activity includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest, among others, on a routine basis.
We publish subscription-based Email Newsletters from mailing lists for Manhattan Arts International and The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS.
We provide The Healing Power of ART Gallery that features Artists who create art with a healing purpose.
We maintain a Resource Directory of Art & Healing Organizations and Programs and write articles about such organizations to keep them in the forefront of your awareness.
How You Can Join Us!
If you want to get involved with The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS we offer several ways to do it. Please visit the Join Us page.
About Manhattan Arts International
Since its inception in 1983 Manhattan Arts International has been responsible for promoting thousands of artists from around the world, working in different styles and media. We promote artistic excellence through our curated art programs. In 1999 Manhattan Arts International launched an online presence. Prior to its online presence the organization published a leading four-color art magazine titled Manhattan Arts International, for 17 years.
Founder & Director Renee Phillips has curated more than 60 exhibitions most of them devoted to “The Healing Power of Art” in galleries and on Manhattan Arts International. She is an internationally recognized author, mentor and member of the International Association of Art Critics. She has been an active arts advocate serving on several nonprofit advisory boards.
Renee Phillips, Director