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Summer 2015  
News from the Heart 
Art with a Heart in Healthcare provides personalized fine art experiences that enhance the healing process for patients and their families. 
We Have Moved
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We have changed over our Facebook page to a non-profit page. Please join us and "like" our new non-profit page," Art with a Heart in Healthcare." Our old page Art With a Heart will be discontinued by the end of the year.


Save The Date 

On Sunday, August 23rd Art with a Heart in Healthcare will be hosting our annual patient exhibition at MOCA. Be among the first to view three-dimensional art created specifically for this show. Make sure to stay up to date on our events by signing up for our newsletter.


Moca Show - Samantha


Cancer Survivors Fair

Art with a Heart artists guided survivors in a project to celebrate their win over cancer. Painted leafs were placed with care on a large illustrated tree that stands as a beacon of hope and accomplishment. The completed project is titled "The Tree Of Life" and is a great example of the power of collaboration.



Cancer Survivors Tree

McGala Collage
Ronald McDonald House Extension

We are pleased to announce the extension of our services to the Ronald McDonald House through May 2017. With the help from our outstanding volunteers and artist in residence we will be able to help more families than ever! Thank you Ronald McDonald House for allowing AWAHIH to grow with you.



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Art with a Heart is grateful for the selfless devotion of our volunteers.


Wolfson Children's Hospital

Patsy Moore

Pati Merrill

Alexis Audate

Rachel Smith

Jennifer Guthrie

Korey Cunningham

Anne Roberts


Ronald McDonald House

Todd Rykaczewski

Jordanne Ryan

Samantha Solley    

Board of Directors

Melissa Roland


Guy Cuddihee

Cindy Meide

Brooks Cannon

Jennifer Guthrie 
Board of Advisers
Lisa Ullmann
Robert Monsky
Katharine Loeb
Sam Hall
Cynthia Jacoby-Greene 
Honorary Board Members 

L ouise Freshman Brown
P rofessor University of North Florida

Suzanne Taylor
Community Volunteer

Karen Wolfson
Wolfson Children's Hospital

Art with a Heart
in Healthcare
841 Prudential Drive, Suite 150
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
(904) 306-0390


Art with a Heart Team

Lori Guadagno
Co-founder, Program Director 
 Artist in Residence

Lori Presto, MSW
Director of Operations 
 Artist in Residence

Christy Ponder 
Program Developer 
Artist in Residence 

Ajamu Mutima
Artist in Residence  
Wolfson Children's Hospital

Cheryl Borja
Artist in Residence
Wolfson Children's Hospital

Matt Richards
Artist in Residence
Wolfson Children's Hospital

Laura Meier
Artist in Residence
Wolfson & KTAC

Maddie Firestone
Artist in Residence
Wolfson and Ronald McDonald House

Todd Rykaczewski
Marketing Director
Artist in Residence

JAGZ Event

The Jaguars Women's Association," Just Among Girlz" (JAGZ) event at One Ocean Resort and Spa was held for girls battling cancer at Wolfson Children's Hospital. Art with a Heart in Healthcare was proud to be a part of the great event, guiding the girls through the creation of a beautiful sunset painting.

JAGZ Event
JAGZ Event
JAGZ Event


Thank You Josh Bergesen
Josh Bergesen
We greatly appreciate your five incredible years with Art with a Heart in Healthcare. Your positive attitude, artistic experience and organizational skills have changed our life and the lives of thousands of kids. We wish you the best of luck on your next endeavor. Thank you so much for everything. You will be missed!

Jacksonville Country Day School Art for Eli 


In Honor Of Eli


The students of Jacksonville Country Day School in honor of Eli Kavalieros donated small canvas paintings of the letter E and came loaded with art supplies that will be used in art sessions and in our Art-to-Go bags for our patients. Thank you!

The Art of Giving

We are pleased to announce the additions of our new Artists in Residence Matt Richards, Samantha Solley, Anne Roberts and Korey Cunningham. We also welcome Todd Rykaczewski who will be stepping in as our Marketing Director.

Pints For Paint

On Thursday, May 28th raising a cold beer with friends also meant raising money for art supplies. Thanks to the Jacksonville Jaycees, the Aardwolf Brewery and all the patrons for their presence and generous donations. Cheers to all of you involved!

Visiting Artist Series
Visiting Artist Bob Drost

AWAHIH would like to thank Bob Drost, Shawn Meharg, Shaw Lane and Alli Flores for being our visiting artists this last quarter. As always, Bob did an outstanding job visiting the little ones at their bedside and bringing smiles through his caricatures. Shawn brought some bedside fun to his sessions by drawing sea creatures with the children. Shaw and Alli from Jacksonville Country Day also contributed to the magic with their amazing print making skills.

Visiting Artists Shawn Meharg


Visiting Artist Shaw and Alli Flores

Patient Artwork