October 2017
In This Issue:

She's MRS. Jenny now!Jenny

Is there anything better than an outdoor elegant BBQ surrounded by sunflowers? Yes, yes there is. The Art with a Heart team was thrilled to share in the joy and happiness of Jenny Hyle and Jeremy Durkin as they tied the knot on  September 30th at the Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park. It was all smiles for the happy couple and all those who love them--congratulations, newlyweds!
Art of Leadership Dedication of Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School ProjectAOLLMCJ

On Monday, October 23rd, students, staff, and Board members from Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School (LMCJ) gathered with Art with a Heart staff and Board members to unveil the 2017 Art of Leadership public art project created by Leadership students and LMCJ scholars. The project consists of a mosaic mural and "Habits of Mind" sign. Both installations have truly transformed the entrance of the school. Each day, as students walk by the mosaic flowers and the sign, they are reminded of the values essential to their growth, character and development. 
Mt. Washington Pediatric Dedication of Courtyard Mosaic-quariumMWPH

On October 12th, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital dedicated Art with a Heart's outdoor courtyard project.  As part of the overall transformation, an Art with a Heart teacher and muralist, Edward Williams painted the ocean scene while Art with a Heart's Director of Community Service and Public Art, Jenny Hyle, led patients, their families and community volunteers in mosaicking three, seven foot dolphins and seven turtles. Art with a Heart is grateful for the continued partnership with Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and for the important work they do to help children heal and grow.
Miracle on 34th Street Leads Directly to Festivities at HeARTwares!HolidayOpenHouse

Join Art with a Heart for an evening of merriment and celebration as we commemorate the seventh anniversary of HeARTwares, Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store. Not only is November 25th Small Business Saturday, but it is also the first day of the Miracle on 34th Street lights!  Come to HeARTwares to enjoy light refreshments while purchasing handmade, meaningful gifts for the holidays!  For more information, email Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net or call 410-366-8886.
Creative Nite Out made a Great Impression!Impressionists

On Thursday, October 26th, the Impressionists, Art with a Heart's affinity group for young professionals, hosted an evening of creativity, camaraderie and conversation. Guests enjoyed food, drink and making fall-themed mosaic trivets. To learn about future Impressionists events, email Yolanda Jenkins at yolanda@artwithaheart.net.

Joe Squared Multiplies the Fun While Supporting Art with a Heart PizzaHappyHour

Join us on Thursday, November 16th from 4:00pm-7:30pm for a Happy Hour at   Joe Squared  benefitting Art with a Heart. Joe Squared will also be creating a specialty Art with a Heart pizza that will be available the entire month of November. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this specialty pizza will be donated to the organization. We hope to see you on November 16th at Joe Squared, 33 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Kids & Families Create Colorful Kandinsky Tree MuralKandinsky

Art with a Heart students in Pre-K through 8th grade at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School collaborated with their families to create a Wassily Kandinsky inspired tree. Families gathered on back to school night to construct  vibrant leaves of multi-colored and patterned concentric circles. The colorful leaves reach from one end of the hallway to the other and are a beautiful reminder of the abundant, dedicated and colorful school community.   
Building Up at Mountain ManorMountainManor

During the month of October, Art with a Heart students in Mountain Manor Treatment Facility learned about artist, Maya Lin and her large-scale sculptures and installations. Specifically inspired by her interpretations of topography, students created paper sculptures by building shapes and colors on top of each other to create imaginative compositions.
Here a Line, There a Line, Everywhere a Line, Line; Little Artists Had Some Trucks.... Lakewood

Art with a Heart Pre-K students at Lakewood Elementary celebrated lines in the most fantastic way! With stations around the room, students enjoyed the opportunity to explore the ways to create interesting lines with different media. Painting with trucks and cars was clearly the most popular mode of transporting lines onto the paper. These eager four year olds loved seeing their spectacular tire track compositions!  

Let's Give a Hoot for LettersMaryERodman

Art with a Heart kindergarten students at Mary E. Rodman Elementary began their class with a meditation based on the poem, " There Was a Wise Old Owl." Students then fabricated alphabet owls using recycled newspapers and letter features (see the "B" for the eyes and the "D" for the wings?). This project taught students the
relationship between illustrations and the stories in which they appear.  

A Spooky Take on Picasso's PortraitsHouseofRuth

Art with a Heart students at the House of Ruth were introduced to Pablo Picasso's abstract portraits and learned new vocabulary: "portrait" and "profile." Each student then drew their own version of a Picasso-style monster portrait and practiced their cutting and gluing skills to complete this spooky project!
Celebrating and Creating Colorful Families FamFest

A rt with a Heart had a great time getting creative with children and their families at The Family Tree's 8th Annual Brent A. Rosenberg FamFest. Art with a Heart engaged over 70 aspiring artists in painting and embellishing paper mache' people to artfully form their families.  

Beautifying Brehms Lane Playground...There Beneath the Blue Suburban SkiesBrehmsLane

Art with a Heart partnered with Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI) to create this playful 3'x5' mosaic sign for Brehms Lane Playground in Herring Run Park. After two months of work on the mosaic in the park and with community members at HeARTwares, on October 15th, the mosaic was dedicated to the community. 

Mayor's Fall Festival Yields Plenty of Precious Painted Pumpkins! FallFest

Thank you! ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for t he hundreds of volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to the organization during the month of October: B-More Engaged, Constellation, Friends School of Baltimore, Jemicy School, Park School of Baltimore, T. Rowe Price and Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Art of Leadership
Learning the Role of Courage in Leadership AOLCourage

For the October session of the Art of Leadership program, students traveled to t he National Federation of the Blind. Students  participated in a series of experiential activities to learn the challenges and achievements of people with limited or no sight. The activities included learning to read and write in Braille, helping to prepare dinner wearing sleep shades and using a cane to walk while blindfolded. It was inspiring to see their confidence grow as they conquered each new task.  Students then returned to HeARTwares to debrief their experience and discuss the role of courage as a leadership competency. One student's take-away from the session was "blindness is more of a way of life than a disability." Another student noted, "Anyone at any time can be courageous." 
HeARTworks Participants Learn Job Skills while Creating Art and Gifts for the HolidaysHeARTworks

The fall session of HeARTworks began this month with fourteen youth from Youth Empowered Society Drop-in Center. All the youth have been enthusiastically working on gifts for the upcoming holiday season: beautiful wind chimes made of sea glass and drift wood; colorful terrarium globes; mosaic owls and hearts, and more. Along with art making, participants have also been attending job fairs and practicing their interviewing skills.  Mark you calendars for November 25th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for Art with a Heart's Annual Holiday Open House at HeARTwares.  
Our Popular Desk Calendars are BACK!Calendars

Back by popular demand, Art with a Heart's desk calendars are back and will be available for purchase on November 17th! Each month features unique and stunning artwork by talented Art with a Heart students. These calendars make a great gift for the holidays! For more information or to pre-order, please contact Christina Ralls at christina@artwithaheart.net.