This study explores a community-based art form known as Circle Painting. The author combines auto-ethnographic and arts-based research to analyze, reflect on, and evaluate his direct experiences with Circle Painting in two case studies. There are three mutually interacting "pillars" that undergird and provide the foundation for the theory and practice of Circle Painting. They are Aesthetics, Leadership, and Spirituality—the last not equated with religion. All three ingredients must be present and mutually reinforcing. Outcomes include: satisfaction of participants, a pleasing product, and enhanced community solidarity, promoting individual self-actualization and corporate harmony, goodwill, and environmental enrichment.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Art education, Fine arts|
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