A Call To Action – Newtown, CT

"By His stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:3

"I will never forget you. See, I have inscribed you in the palm of My hands." Isaiah 49:15,16








An outpouring of love from all over the world:

Letters to Newtown

I was sadly honored to have attended the grand opening of the Healing Newtown Arts Space in Newtown, CT on Valentine’s Day.   Please click on the link below to read about their wonderful arts initiative promoting love and healing.  You’ll spot my painting “Elephant Dreams” (now in the permanent public collection of Newtown) along with all the Grand Opening Photos in the Gallery.  A piece of my heart is in beautiful Newtown.

Healing Newtown through the Power of the Arts

HealingNewtown Arts Space                                                
5 Queen Street, Newtown CT 06470
February 14, 2013
3-6 PM — at 5 Queen Street

“Healing Newtown Art Space on 5 Queen Street, Newtown – is a home base to house the Healing Newtown Project and a safe ~happy meeting place for children and families during the long process of healing. The ample space will be used to field calls related to arts and culture in Newtown, organize creative contributions that continues to be offered; facilitate donated arts programs & workshops geared toward arts healing. Community members are welcome! It is a co-work space for all people working on healing through the arts and a place for parents to meet over a cup of coffee and to get online. Plenty of room to display a gallery of visual artworks from around the state and around the country.”




The Stamford Advocate

Newtown’s Hamlet Hub


The journey from my studio to the opening:


 Thank you Governor Malloy, for this honor.


Press Releases

Read more:



Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

At the intersection of art and psychology

Features: Essay

Healing Newtown

| Anne Pyburn Craig | March 2013 – Issue 5




“I don’t know who painted this beautiful, sad elephant, but I wish I could be so fantastically artistic.”   Marty McCorkle, Fine Artist painting in the Philippines

Did you know:

“Elephants, the largest land animals on the planet, are among the most exuberantly expressive of creatures. Joy, anger, grief, compassion, love; the finest emotions reside within these hulking masses. Through years of research, scientists have found that elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling. In fact, the emotional attachment elephants form toward family members may rival our own.”  Read more in this interesting article on “Elephant Emotions.”



“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”  Matthew 5:4



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