July 2018
In This Issue:

Mark your calendars and prepare to do some rocking and shopping on Friday, August 10th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm! Come celebrate Art with a Heart's HeARTworks students while enjoying food and drink concessions by Zeffert & Gold, art sales, and great music by Beatles cover band the Mahoney Brothers!

Not All Heroes Wear Capes; Some Schlep Bags of Art Supplies Randi

Baltimore Homecoming  announced the finalists of its  Homecoming Hero Awards  program. The 11 finalists, nominated by the public and selected by the Homecoming Host Committee, will attend the first-ever Homecoming event in October where Baltimore alumni will hear their stories and celebrate each finalist's contribution to the city. Five finalists, voted on by the public, will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Public voting is open  through August 18th.  Executive Director, Randi Alper Pupkin, is thrilled to be among the amazing Homecoming Hero finalists and is looking forward to attending the Homecoming in October. Help  Art with a Heart  win $3,000 by voting here:  www.baltimorehomecoming.com/heroes   

Attorney to Art Professional... Again!! Kris

Art with a Heart is pleased to welcome Kris Hoffman to its team. Kris is assuming the new role of Assistant to the Director of Public Art and Community Service. During her esteemed 30 year career as a lawyer, Kris found time to embrace her passion for art, volunteering for Art with a Heart in various classes and community service events. Everyone at Art with a Heart is thrilled to have Kris support the organization's growing community service and public art initiatives. To reach Kris, you can email her at kris@artwithaheart.net.

Lights, Camera...Save the DateSaveTheDate
Radiant Children Embrace Creative SpontaneityCoolCats

Students in Art with a Heart classes in the SummerReads programs were introduced to the book "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat". Students then created 10 x 10 abstract self portraits inspired by Basquiat's "graffiti style." Students explored the creative freedom of mixed media painting while enjoying jazz music that was played during the art-making sessions. Students used words, symbols, spontaneous lines, doodles, and layers of bright colors splattered against the background to communicate thoughts and feelings. 



Block by Block, Art Helps Students Build a Picture of Self ReflectionLINKSummer

Art with a Heart students in the LINK Summer Program at the Village Learning Place kicked off their summer art classes learning about French artist Piet Mondrian. By focusing on Mondrian's geometric style instead of his dedicated use of primary colors, students were able to bring their own personality to the project.  

These Artists Embrace Graffiti Style...and Positive Engagement Graffiti

For the second year, Art with a Heart, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Human Services and the Baltimore City Police Department, is facilitating art classes as a means for positive engagement and interaction with youth and police officers from the Parks Heights community. Officer Perfetto and Officer Hammond are pictured with students completing the introductory lesson of creating their own name tags for class!
Here's Looking at You, with a Cubist Eye!Cubist

Art with a Heart, in collaboration with  South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, is engaging students from the Sharp Leadenhall community in innovative and educational art programming. Students recently learned about artist Kimmy Cantrell's abstract portraits as inspiration for these geometric, cardboard painted masks. Students used unique patterns and bright colors to express their individuality.
Trading Finance for a Day of Service TRowe

Art with a Heart is grateful for the  T. Rowe Price's employees who shared their time and talent with Art with a Heart and its job program students and interns. T. Rowe employees helped prepare for upcoming classes, grouted public art projects and shared their insight and wisdom with students. It was a meaningful and collaborative service experience for everyone.

Marian House Birds Will Fly by Summer's EndMarionHouse

Art with a Heart continued its work with residents, staff and stakeholders of Marian House to create a 38'x40' painted mural with 13 mosaic bird embellishments. The mosaicked birds and painted mural will be completed by the end of August so stayed tuned for pictures of the final installation.
A Journey of Strength and Growth to Inspire Breast Cancer Patients UnderArmour

Art with a Heart, in collaboration with the  Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Under Armour, is creating a mosaic for the new Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center in the Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building. Johns Hopkins staff, patients, and families are engaged in creating this beautiful art installation to bring light and hope to the patients on the journey to breast health and survivorship. 

Thank you!ThankYou

Art with a Heart is grateful for the wonderful volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to the organization this month:  Allrisks, MCI USA (formerly Network Media Partners), PayPal, Reading Partners AmeriCorps, St. Paul's School for Girls Community Service Camp, Strive Future Leaders from Center for Urban Families and T. Rowe Price

HeARTworks Students Work Toward Graduation...and Employment!  HeARTworks

HeARTworks participants have been busy working on special orders and unique products to sell in HeARTwares. In addition to art making, the youth have been learning about the importance of teamwork, communication, goal setting, customer service, financial planning, and more. Participants have also had a great time working with many of the service groups, including Center for Urban Family's Strive Leaders, T. Rowe Price, MCI, and more!
Artscape Youth Arts Market Introduces Youth to Baltimore CelebrityArtscape

Youth in Art with a Heart's job program, HeARTworks, enjoyed displaying and selling their work during an afternoon at  Artscape as part of Arts Every Day's Youth Arts Market. Participants interacted with customers and talked about their work. Students also enthusiastically met local artist, Amy Sherald, who painted Former First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait! 

Banner Neighborhoods Collages Feature Baltimore as Art BannerNeighborhoods

As part of a new HeARTworks partnership with Banner Neighborhoods, Art with a Heart worked with 22 YouthWorks participants to explore what living in Baltimore meant to them and how it influenced their identities as both individuals and as a community. Youth created neighborhood collages influenced by the work of Romare Bearden along with elaborate found object maps symbolizing their thoughts about Baltimore as their home. 

Belair Edison Youth Combine Glass and Light into Beautiful HousewaresBENI

HeARTworks participants from  Belair Edison Neighborhoods Inc. created unique stained glass mosaic lamps which will be displayed and sold during the Art with a Heart event on August 10th (see the News section above for more information). 
Amazing Space, How Sweet the Board RoomRental
Art with a Heart has great spaces available for your next party, meeting, workshop, retreat, training, event or conference. For more information, contact Yolanda Jenkins at  yolanda@artwithaheart.net  or call her at 410-366-8886.