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The Calming Power of the Arts

The Calming Power of the Arts

A six-year old is in the intensive care unit of a pediatric hospital because of a severe asthma attack. She’s scared and lonely and not cooperating with hospital staff. Then, she meets ArtMix teaching artist Bella, who visits the hospital once a week through The Lolly Project. After gaining the girl’s trust, Bella teaches her ink blowing. As she blows through the straw she begins to expand her lungs with deep breathing - she relaxes and has fun.