February 2017
In This Issue:

The Art of Leadership: Applications Now Being Accepted! aol


Art with a Heart is currently in the last days of recruiting for the 2017-2018 Art of Leadership cohort.  If you know a student who is a candidate for this program, please encourage them to visit Art with a Heart's website at www.artwithaheart.net  for more information. 

The application deadline is March 3, 2017. 


Lights! Cameras! Action to Support Art with a Heart!cinebistro

Thank you to CinĂ©Bistro  in the Rotunda for hosting a fun and exciting VIP sneak preview event to benefit Art with a Heart. The event showcased delicious food by talented local chef Mark Davis and featured a red carpet, paparazzi, photo booths and appearances by Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe impersonators. Guests were also treated to a screening of La La Land in one of the seven new beautiful theaters. CineBistro generously donated 100% of the event proceeds to Art with a Heart to support the organization's  Art of Leadership program. In addition to CinĂ©Bistro , Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges Sandy Hillman Communications and Harry Bosk Photography whose pictures are shown below. To see more photos, click here.
Hampden Neighborhood Animation Workshops Return!lightcity

Light City is back and Hampden will once again be a part of Light City's Neighborhood Lights! On First  Friday, March 3rd, 5:00-9:00pm,  and  Saturday, March 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm,  Art with a Heart will partner with  Light City artist  Isaac Ewart   for two  animation self portrait workshops in HeARTwares. There will be paint stations for all ages and a p aint-on-glass demonstration for a fun introduction to stop-motion animation. Workshops are free and open to the public! Check out the Facebook event here
Hampden's Light City Installation will be held at The Ideal Arts Space, 905 W. 36th St. Baltimore, MD from  March 31st thro ugh April 8th and will be open to the public b etween the hours of  6:00-10 :00pm .
Tiny Hands Create Big Colorcolors

Pre-kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at Heritage Learning Center had a great time experimenting with color using medicine droppers and liquid watercolors. T hrough various independent work stations, the students learned how colors react when mixed and practiced their fine motor skills with the droppers. These young painters thoroughly enjoyed making these colorful abstract compositions. 

An Appel A Day!appel

Students in Art with a Heart classes at Mountain Manor Residential Treatment Facility were introduced to the artist, Karel Appel. Students cut, painted and layered cardboard shapes to create unique and colorful self-portraits inspired by Appel's abstract work.
Murals Showing Love for the BAY (Before All Yuck)BAY

Third grade students in Art with a Heart classes at Monarch Academy created murals focused on water pollution: what it is, how it happens, and advocacy to promote changes. Each student was assigned to one of seven panels to research and illustrate the themes related to how pollution affects the environment. The students then worked together to create these vibrant community art pieces.  Stay tuned for images of the completed panels.

Underground Railroad Signs to Freedomquilt

Pre-kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at Kidzstuff Child Care Center created a collaborative freedom quilt in honor of Black History Month. Students learned about three different quilt patterns that abolitionists and escaped slaves used to communicate in the Underground Railroad . Students then created paper quilt squares of the "Flying Geese" pattern (told slaves which direction to follow), the "Bowtie" pattern (showed slaves where they could pick up clean clothes) and the "Crossroad" pattern (marked the areas where slaves could stop to get further instructions along their journey).  

Art Through a Social Justice Lenssocialjustice

O n February 19th, Art of Leadership students visited the  American Visionary Art Museum  and were fortunate to have the Founder, Director and Principal Curator,  Rebecca Hoffberger  share insightful and inspiring stories while giving the students a tour of the Museum and current exhibit, YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food . Students left this meaningful visit having learned many of the social justice issues facing the artists exhibited and of the value of visionary leadership.       
Fantastic Faces at Evergreen Health Care!faces

These fun and colorful masks were created by the talented staff of Evergreen Health Care during team-building art workshops facilitated by Art with a Heart. There are 21 of these creative art pieces that now greet patients and staff at Evergreen's White Marsh office!

Gallagher Services Returns!gallagher

Art with a Heart was thrilled to have its friends from Gallagher Services return to work in HeARTwares. These talented artists created string art hearts and wonderful mosaic pendant necklaces. As always, their work will be for sale in HeARTwares and the sale proceeds will be shared with the individual artists.
Creative Night/Day Workshops!workshops

February Mosaic Workshop participants had a wonderful time creating 10" x 10" mosaic hearts just in time for Valentine's Day! If you were unable to attend the Febraury sessions, stay tuned for future mosaic workshops in the coming months.

T. Rowe Price + Art with a Heart = A Wonderful Collaboration trowe1

Following a service event in November 2016 with over 150 T. Rowe Price employees, Art with a Heart was grateful for another opportunity to share Art with a Heart's work with more employees of the Company. This month, over 90 T. Rowe Price associates helped  prepare for Art with a Heart classes at Mountain Manor, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Banneker Blake Academy and many more.

T. Rowe Price "Bigs" and Hampstead Hill "Littles" Take on Picasso's Cubismtrowe2

Additionally, in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chesapeake, Art with a Heart engaged Bigs from T. Rowe Price and Littles from Hampstead Hill Elementary/Middle School in a two dimensional portrait project inspired by Picasso. Thank you T. Rowe Price for your community commitment and support of Art with a Heart.
Roots and Branches Students Take Flight!!!flight

These beautiful wings are composed of over 250 individually painted feathers. In January, Art with a Heart engaged over 150 Roots and Branches students and their families at the school's community night. It was a lovely evening of creating these colorful wings inspired by the artist, Frank Smith and listening to smooth jazz. In February, the project took flight with the installation of over 250 individually painted feathers. A beautiful and fun Art with a Heart collaboration now adorns a hall of the school. 

Thanks for Your Help this Month!ThankYouthanks

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful volunteers and service groups who dedicated their time and talent this month: B-More Engaged, Chizuk Amuno's Gemilut Hasadim, Howard Community College, Garrison Forest School, and Travelers