"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, cross cultural appreciation, equity, inclusion, creative professional development, creative expression, and charitible 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 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 Community 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: 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, 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:

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 including:

Author, photographer, 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   

Author, speaker, 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/     

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