May 2017
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NEWS
Third Time (Like the Two Before) is a Charm: Art of Leadership Cohort Selected Cohort3

Art with a Heart is delighted to announce that the third  Art of Leadership cohort has been selected. To be selected for this program, students had to complete an application and interview with a panel of Advisory Board members. The 2017-18 Cohort includes 22 rising tenth and eleventh graders from 18 different Baltimore area high schools, representing a broad range of ethnicities, neighborhoods, and perspectives. 
 
From Attorney to Arts Organization: Jemma Everyday Tells Art with a Heart's StoryJemma

The website Jemma Everyday, a curated collection of useful information for women, recently produced and presented a beautiful video telling the story of Art with a Heart and its founder, Randi Pupkin. Thank you, Jemma Everyday! Check out the video  here!

Can Art Help Change Lives? HeARTworks Graduates Become Apprentices on WBALWBAL

Art with a Heart is also grateful to WBAL and Megan Pringle for helping to tell the story of HeARTworks,  Art with a Heart's Workforce Development Program. You can see this video here.

Memorable Visuals by Art with a Heart Have Significant Impact in "Smalltimore"Smalltimore

Two years ago, as part of a high school program, Talula spent her senior year interning at Art with a Heart. Recently, as part of her college studies, Talula took an Adolescent Violence class where she was tasked with doing a presentation with a classmate.The classmate suggested using bright colors and art to make the topic (child abuse) more approachable. Talula agreed. During a planning conversation, the classmate shared that the idea of utilizing art came about from volunteering in high school at the Baltimore Child Abuse Center where she saw a brightly-colored butterfly mosaic by Art with a Heart. Talula wrote: "It brightened my day to hear that an Art with a Heart mosaic changed her way of thinking about such a serious topic and stayed with her throughout the years!" 

PROGRAMMING
Look What I Made! Art with a Heart Students Showcase Talent and PrideShowcasingTalent

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, Art with a Heart proudly participated in several year-end showcases, including Paul's Place After 3 Program, Science Outside the Lines, a STEAM program at Henderson Hopkins, and the Y of Central Maryland at Fort Worthington Elementary School. Students in these programs loved seeing their colorful work on display and sharing it with their parents, friends and school community. 
Top Left - Henderson Hopkins students in the Science Outside the Lines Program learned about DNA and then artistically created clay DNA Base pairs. Top Right - Paul's Place students exhibited their cardboard Keith Haring inspired sculptures along with mixed media collages. Bottom - Fort Worthington students were excited to show off their unique wire weavings.
Abstract or Figurative, Self Portraits Capture Creative Sides of Young Artists Self-Portraits

Students in Art with a Heart classes at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School learned different techniques for creating self-portraits. Older students learned proportions of the human figure with an emphasis on the face and younger students studied Pablo Picasso's abstract portraits for their colorful creations.

Recycled Materials Come Full Circle, Becoming Klimt-Inspired Trees RecycledMaterials

Students in Art with a Heart classes at  Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School learned about artist, Gustav Klim and created recycled, mixed-media tree pictures inspired by his work. This art lesson integrated math concepts by allowing students to practice creating concentric circles that have the same center. 
Inclusive Clean-Up Results in Bi-Lingual Messages Celebrating Earth DayBi-Lingual

Students in Art with a Heart's after-school program at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School participated in an art-inspired spring clean-up. The school community came together to clean the trash from around the school and painted bright and beautiful signs as a reminder to Reduzca (Reduce), Reusa (Reuse), Recicla (Recycle)!
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PUBLIC ART
Community Members Make Up The Leaves of POWER House TreeGrowingTree

On May 17th, Art with a Heart enjoyed an afternoon of service, creativity and inspiration . Children in Living Classrooms after-school  programs at the POWER House, along with residents of Perkins Homes and volunteers from Legg Mason created clay leaves that will be incorporated in a 14'x 20' mixed media mural Art with a Heart is creating for the lobby of the community center.


Mandala Installation Now Represents Entire Spectrum in Wave of Peace  Mandalas
 
Art with a Heart engaged students, families, faculty, and friends of  Patterson Park Public Charter School  along with 250 community volunteers to create this vibrant "Wave of Peace" installation. Each mandala on the installation is unique. The project spans the length of school's cafeteria and joins a portion of the original "Wave of Peace", Art with a Heart facilitated and installed in 2015.  
CohnReznick Gives BackCohnReznick

On May 10th, for the fourth year, Art with a Heart engaged employees from CohnReznick in service projects during their company-wide Community Outreach Day. Employees worked alongside Art with a Heart students painting flowers for Christopher's Place and grouting mosaics. Art with a Heart is grateful for this consistent and meaningful collaboration.
 

Thanks for Your Help this Month! ThankYou Thanks

Art with a Heart gratefully acknow ledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month: PNC Women Connect, CohnReznick, Calvert SchoolTowson University's Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership, Gemilut Hasadim, Zeta Sigma Chai, Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST), and youth from the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore.


HEARTWARES 
Sharing the Strategies, Successes and Challenges of Workforce DevelopmentYouthRise

On May 12th, Art with a Heart staff and HeARTworks youth attended the Youth Rise Workforce Summit organized by  theCONNECT. The goal of the summit was to develop sustainable strategies to support young adult access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Art with a Heart students networked with fellow youth and potential employers and participated in meaningful and productive conversations about trauma-informed care, needed resources, workforce challenges and successes, and best practices in training programs.

We Like to Party in HeARTwares!Party

The month of May was festive in HeARTwares with birthday and graduation celebrations! Interested in an art party with friends or hosting your next big celebration in a unique space? Contact Christina Ralls at 410-366-8886 or christina@artwithaheart.net to book your next event with us!

 
Art of Leadership

In May, the Art of Leadership program focused on veterans' issues. Students traveled to the   Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET)  for a tour, panel discussion, and dinner.  Students learned of the challenges many veterans face as they reintegrate into society. At the conclusion of the visit, the students were inspired and hopeful as they recognized the determination and perseverance of the veterans despite their abundant struggles.