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ISSUE 02

A CELEBRATION OF NEURODIVERSITY & ART

In This Issue:

About

Welcome to The Butterfly Journal, where we celebrate neurodiversity and art! On September 20, 2023, Boundless Arts Foundation and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hosted 'All Without Words: The Live Experience' to a sold-out audience. This passion project turned into an enormous success thanks to your incredible support. Bravo!

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Life Update

What's Going On With Loren: Life Update

"A quick update from the Morell/Taggart family per Justin Morell:  This past summer and fall have been a whirlwind.  As of August, 2023, Loren has been living at a residential facility outside of Philadelphia.  This has been both helpful and very difficult for all of us.  The people at the residence and his new school are very kind and Loren seems to like them very much.  They are able to help monitor his medications and keep him safe.  But we also do miss having Loren at home.  We felt fortunate that during this challenging transition we were able to share in all the positive energy around the premiere of All Without Words Live.  

 

Still, it’s very hard for Jennifer and I to be away from Loren and wonder how he feels in this new environment, especially because he can’t tell us whether he is comfortable or scared.  We visit him often and bring him home for weekends when we can.  We want Loren to be able to come home and are still on a wait list for services that can be done in our house, but we still do not know when this might happen.  Meanwhile, we are working to make modifications to our house so that Loren has more of his own living space.  He is now 19 years old, which makes him an adult, and we want him to have something of his own home like any adult might want.  All of this, like everything in our lives, is a work in progress."

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SEE THE MUSIC

"INVISIBLE THINGS"
Music Video

Beautiful & touching ❤️, watch “Invisible Things.”  Selected artists on the autism spectrum were commissioned to create paintings inspired by each song variation from the All Without Words Live music program. In this clip we celebrate the art of painter Margie-Lee Rodriguez, an inspiring woman with drive and perseverance!  

Exclusive Stills from the Live Experience!

Podcast Feature

Keep Up With Our Trumpet Soloist

PODCASTS WE RECOMMEND

"Can music be taught?"

 

If you are craving a deeper look into the inspirations and talent of John Daversa, we greatly recommend tuning into The John Daversa Podcast! In this episode, Daversa talks with Jihye Lee, Brooklyn-based composer, arranger, and conductor.

SEE THE MUSIC

"INVISIBLE THINGS"
Music Video

Beautiful & touching ❤️, watch “Invisible Things.”  Selected artists on the autism spectrum were commissioned to create paintings inspired by each song variation from the All Without Words Live music program. In this clip we celebrate the art of painter Margie-Lee Rodriguez, an inspiring woman with drive and perseverance!  

Play the Studio Album

Trumpet master JOHN DAVERSA is releasing his newest CD, ALL WITHOUT WORDS: Variations Inspired by Loren, a lush, orchestral jazz trumpet concerto composed by his lifelong friend and collaborator JUSTIN MORELL.

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