Laura Baran is the co-founder of Arts & Dreams, an organization whose mission is to expand hope and self-love through creative expression.
Since 2009, Arts & Dreams has been fulfilling its purpose by leading empowering art workshops for hundreds of children, teens, and adults in New York City. The creation of Arts & Dreams was inspired by Laura’s brother Jeff’s suicide, which he attributed to his feelings of hopelessness.
For more information and to get involved, visit www.ArtsandDreams.org.
Laura Baran and Patricia Geremia, the Arts & Dreams co-founders, have written their first book for children, Rose’s Summer of Arts & Dreams. Over a summer in New York City, a girl named Rose changes the way she thinks about herself through making art.
Featuring Laura’s hand-painted illustrations that are based on photographs by Patricia, Rose’s Summer of Arts & Dreams is a heartwarming story with a powerful message of transformation. Recommended for ages 7-12.