"When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you."-Susan Sarandon

We work with many caring, creative organizations and individuals supporting community building, holistic education,  professional development, creative expression, and charitible causes, as volunteers, volunteer coordinators, social media promoter, and managing- directing many events. 

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 was 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 projects:

Art, Compassion Education (ACE) has been a community and business liaison, indepently 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. 

Volunteer collaborative events include working with: 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, 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.

Arts Education and Murals

English Language LIterarcy and Cultural Teaching through Art lessons for private clients including learning English through Art for newly immigrated families and through Cartus Global Relocation Company.

Guest artist/teacher with Eruption, summer arts program, Welches, OR.

Murals with students at Welches Elementary and Middle (3 murals), Cottrell Elementary, and Cedar Ridge Middle schools, and a mural with community members for Fruit and Flower Day Care, Portland, and many commercial murals in collaboration with Philip Emmerling Studio.

Working with Authors and Musicians

Josh Baker: Published poet, journalist, essayist, technical writer, and blogger. Screen writing/novels in progress.  Please visit his blogs at Word Press Hiking Northwest and Freudian Shrimp. He can be contacted through our contact us page or at his website: joshbakerwriter.com   Artwork and editing

Many local authors, including Nan Hunt: acclaimed author and lecturerer. Her recent book: The Map and the Perfection of Distance: A Montage of Memory, Adventure, Dreams and Reflections can be found at http://outskirtspress.com/themap/     I have organized speaking events for Nan, and art show collaboration with her work.  

Casey Emmerling: Award winning lyricist, poet, social essayist, lead singer and song writer for Mask & Marrow   Promotion and support