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Dr. Spitz Keynote Lecture at PNCA
Children's Creativity Symposium
Friday, November 13th, 2009 // 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Pacific Northwest College of Art Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209

Pacific Northwest College of Art hosts the city's first children's creativity symposium, Children's Creativity: Why the Visual Arts Matter, November 11-14, focusing on the relevance of artistic processes of inquiry, reflection, and expression to the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children.

Keynote Address: Reflections on Space and Childhood
Writer, lecturer, and scholar Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz delivers the keynote address.

Part of the Children's Creativity Symposium, Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz discusses the complex and powerful role of the visual arts in the emotional and cognitive development of children. In particular, Dr. Spitz will address trends, opportunities, and limitations for deploying the visual arts in therapeutic contexts.
Tickets: Free and open to the public.