"Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen."-Barack Obama

We work with many caring, creative organizations and individuals supporting community building, cross cultural appreciation, equity, inclusion, creative professional development, creative expression, and charitable causes, as integration consultants (across organizations, businesses, academic curriculum), program, project, and event designers, planners, and directors, volunteers recruiters and coordinators, social media and press release promoters and grants writers.

Photo: Denise Emmerling-Baker, working with the city of Milwaukie, Oregon, artMOB, and the Chinese Sister State Association, arranged for internationally celebrated calligraphy artist Ma Weihua  to share a calligraphy demonstration and joint art show with Milwaukie Arts Academy Graduating Seniors  May 2016                  

"Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives."-Michelle Obama

Collaborative Community Projects:

Art, Compassion Education (ACE) has been a community and business liaison, independently and in collaboration with other organizations, assisting in curation of art shows at local businesses and community spaces in Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon. ACE also collaborates with schools and senior centers to help display their art, offers promotion and inclusion of artists in community events, and support for local artists. ACE offers professional development for educators related to inclusion of the arts across content areas. 

Contact us to:

1) Collaborate with your team creating a community event whereupon you might want to include art, artists, activisim, cross cultural relevance to help find local artists, resources, sponsors, create a theme, draft your plan, work as social entreprenuer helping connect key players to guide your project to success. 

2) Research and development into grants and opportunities that may benefit your community project

Volunteer collaborative events include working with: Milwaukie artMOB, Chris Haberman Presents, Big 500 (Benefiting Oregon Food Bank), People's Art Portland, Milwaukie Downtown Business Association, Milwaukie First Friday, Brookdale Senior Living, Willamette View Senior Living Art Therapy Program, Milwaukie Arts Academy, Portland Waldorf School, Art to End Alzheimer's Benefit, Little by Little art show to benefit Childrens' Healing Art Project, and many more.

Working with Authors and Musicians:

Art and artists reach across languages and cultures to inspire and include everyone. We believe that adding art, performance to community events, trainings, fundraisers not only helps engage those involved, but also supports local artists. We have helped promote many local authors and musicians through social media, press releases, and event assistance, we have also provided editing services, and organized collaborative events combining author readings and/or musical performances with art shows and artist receptions for various artists. Please see our performance page and note our talented in house authors and musicians:

Author, photographer, Josh Baker: Published poet, journalist, essayist, technical writer, blogger and award winning photographer. Screen writing/novels in progress.  Please visit his blogs at https://hikingnorthwest.wordpress.com/ and https://freudianshrimp.wordpress.com/ . He can be contacted through our contact us page.

Mask & Marrow, Portland Band: lead by award winning lyricist, poet, social essayist, lead singer and song writer, Casey Emmerling