May 2014
In This Issue:


PROGRAMMING
Lakeland Receives First Place in the Flowermart Contest lake
  
Congratulations to Cecy, Reyna, and Richard, students in Art with a Heart's 7/8th grade classes at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. These students won first place in the 2014 Flowermart Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest! The winning piece of art (shown below) was created using recycled aluminum cans cut into flowers and embellished with nail polish (yes, nail polish) to add color.

 

Cecy, Reyna, and Richard pose with the Art with a Heart teacher, Laura Burns, at the 2014 Flowermart. 
Patterson Park Public Charter School Showcase pp
  

On May 21st, Art with a Heart participated in the PASS after-school program's end of year showcase at Patterson Park Public Charter SchoolFor the past three years, Art with Heart has enjoyed facilitating six classes each week with kindergarten through 5th grade students. The showcase exhibited the artwork created in Art with a Heart classes, including an Ilana Shafir inspired mosaic! 

 

The students at Patterson Park Public Charter School proudly wore crowns created in their Art with a Heart class to the school's showcase.
Artwork from Commodore John Rodgers Goes National cjr 
  

In celebration of its 100th year anniversary, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) held an exhibit at the National Design Center in New York City. The exhibition, "Facing Forward: AIGA at 100" consisted of dozens of artistic chairs designed by AIGA chapters across the United States. The Baltimore chapter incorporated artwork from Art with a Heart's third grade class at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School.

The AIGA Baltimore chapter chair, shown third from right, integrated vibrant artwork by Art with a Heart's students at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School. 
A Record Number of Summer Programs summer
  
This summer, Art with a Heart will be conducting almost 300 classes, over a hundred more than last summer. This record number of programs includes 11 new community partners. We are looking forward to a very colorful and creative summer!
COMMUNITY
Weinberg Village Mosaic Installation and Dedication mosaic

The beautiful 5'x3' mosaic (pictured below) was completed by residents of Weinberg Village and was recently installed in the cafe of Building V. Art with a Heart received the following email from the Activities Director:
 
"Thank you for our wonderful opportunity to work with the very talented artists from Art with a Heart. Our seniors came from 5 different buildings to work on the mosaic. They became one working toward a common goal. They worked together, talked together became "young" together as they worked on the mosaic that now hangs proudly in the Cafe at Weinberg Village. The project was amazing! Thank you."
 
Morrell Park Library Grand Opening morrell

On May 14th, the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated library at The Morell Park Elementary/Middle School. During the Baltimore Library Project celebration, Art with a Heart worked with students, staff, administrators, and community members on a mosaic of the Project's logo. Art with a Heart has been a proud partner of the Baltimore Library Project since its inception in 2011.
A Beautiful Day at the Second Annual Art Outside Free Art Festival fest

Art with a Heart was delighted to once again participate in the Art Outside Free Art Festival at Druid Hill Park. During the festival, Art with a Heart worked with community members to create colorful CD weavings that will beautify the exterior of a Baltimore City Public School. 
 
A City Butterfly Garden govans

Art with a Heart staff and volunteers joined students, administrators, and staff from Govans Elementary/Middle School to create and install ten mosaic stepping stones in the school's new butterfly garden. 

Butterfly mosaic stepping stones, on both sides of the sculpture, complete the new garden at Govans Elementary/Middle School.
Good for Your HeART wellness
 
On May 8th, staff and volunteers from Art with a Heart had a great time facilitating a project at the Transamerica/Living Classroom Game Changer Challenge Health and Wellness Fair. Art with a Heart worked with 150 students who decorated flowerpots and planted seeded paper hearts. It is the hope that the youth will grow and prosper, like the seeds each planted. 
 

May Service Days at Art with a Heart service
 
Thank you to all of the individuals from Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Chai Life, CohnReznick LLP, and Repair the World who, during the month of May, volunteered their time and talent at Art with a Heart.
 
Volunteer Spotlight spotlight

Over the last several weeks, we have enjoyed the spirit and dedication of six local high school students who completed their senior projects at Art with a Heart. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the work and Art with a Heart's mission has been impressive and we will miss having their help and support.

Executive Director Randi Pupkin enjoys lunch with (from left to right) Hunter, Ethan, Maddie, Amy, Nikki, and Adrienne. [Not pictured: Ella]
UPCOMING EVENTS
ARTbeat: Fifth Annual Staff Art Show


Save the Date!save

 

 Shop & Bop

 
Join us on Friday, August 1st at the Castle at Keswick for Shop & Bop, a celebration of our Summer Job Program students and an exhibition of their artistic creations. 
 
Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program teaches youth important soft job and life skills while creating marketable works of art in a safe and structured environment.
 
Stay tuned for more information.

 

 

Home is Where the HeART is

Join us on October 11, 2014 from 7:00-10:30 pm at The Castle at Keswick for Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser, Home is Where the HeART is. Enjoy fabulous food and drinks, great student-made art, an interactive community art project, and an exciting auction!

 

Please consider supporting this annual fundraiser! Sponsorship and auction information are available at the links below.

 

Sponsor Levels and Commitment Form 

Auction Donation Form

HEARTWARES
Featured Items items

Perfect graduation presents with a socially conscious twist!
 
Recycled book themed piggy banks, pop art trashcans in two sizes, and wrapped wire bird's nest necklaces. 
  
HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 
A Creative Day Out
Workshops on Summer Break wksh
 
Art with a Heart will resume the monthly workshops series starting in the fall. Workshops will include projects such as homemade book binding, jewelry making, and mosaics. Stay tuned!








 
Art with a Heart conducts approximately 7,100 visual art classes each year with abused, neglected, and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled children and adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.
 
Since 2000, Art with a Heart has provided Baltimore's underserved children, youth, and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment. 
3355 Keswick Road, Stable Building Suite 104 | Baltimore, MD 21211