Marty Pottenger tells about her massive project, City Water Tunnel #3, Jan Cohen-Cruz writes about her experience doing community theater as part of the Americorps program, and Aida Mancillas tells how she integrates her artmaking into her neighborhood in “The Citizen Artist.”

On the cover: Marty Pottenger

Table of Contents


CWT#3: Making City Water Tunnel #3
An artist/carpenter and her crew build an Obie-winning artwork about the largest non-defense public-works project in the Western Hemisphere, New York City’s third water tunnel. By Marty Pottenger

Witnessing a Drama of Soul: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Takes Americorps to the Theater
How much heavy lifting does it take to bring Clinton’s “domestic Peace Corps” agenda into balance with those of a major university and its dozen community collaborators? By Jan Cohen-Cruz

The Citizen Artist
Adventures of an artist whose entry into community art was motivated by the search for a good cup of coffee, a well-stocked bookstore and a pleasant place to eat within walking distance of her house in San Diego. By Aida Mancillas



Why Should We Care About Artists?
The link between creation, creativity and the divine. By Kate Dobbs Ariail

The Case for Creative Arts Therapy
Finding common ground for art therapists and artists. By Joel Plotkin

Community Arts in the U.S.: A View from Down Under
An Australian artist makes some comparisons. By Catherine Fargher



Publisher’s Notes

Hot Shorts
News and information from around the country.

Internet Web sites to consider: National Arts and Disabilities Center, Public Art on the Net, Creative Arts Therapy Links

Printed Matter
Books, newsletters and magazines of interest

Norma Bradley
Adrian Fisher
Mary Giehl,
Marisela Norte and Willie Garcia

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