Every morning between April 13–May 1, 2015, Helen Mirra walked around Aspen focused on developing the half-smile, as described by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Anyone was welcome to meet her at the gazebo in Paepcke Park. After a brief orientation, participants set out, separately, to walk/hike for a number of hours, focused on developing the half-smile, and then met again to have a simple lunch together.
This monthlong program for kids at the K–4 grade level is held weekly at the Aspen Art Museum. Taking place after school most Wednesdays from 2:30–4 p.m., these workshops recognize the value of exposing children to the arts at an early age and use the artist’s process as an educational tool. Museum educators and teaching artists lead classes that include activities in the gallery and take-home projects.
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