May 2016
In This Issue:

Community Law In Action Award LuncheonCLIA

On May 10th, Art with a Heart's Executive Director, Randi Pupkin was honored by Community Law In Action (CLIA) as an Inspiring Voice in Baltimore. Nayona, a sophomore in CLIA's Law and Leadership Academy at  Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School interviewed Randi and helped to create a video for the award luncheon. Click here to watch the award luncheon video. 
Welcome Christina Rutheiser!WelcomeCR

Art with a Heart welcomes Christina Rutheiser as its Director of Development and Communic ations. With a background in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing  and Graphic Design w e are excited to  have Christina's skill an d expertise as the newest member of the Art with a Heart team.  Christina currently lives in Canton with her h usband, Char les along with a black labra dor named Betty and a rescued Boxer- Bulldog mix named Mabel.

Art with a Heart Students Blossom at FlowerMartFlowerMart

Not one but TWO Art with a Heart students at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, received first place in the Hilda Mae Snoops Art Contest, an annual art competition. The 6th and 8th graders jointly created their masterpiece with pastel and paint. As the winners, the students received a ribbon, $100 prize to split, and a contribution $100 for the school. Thank you to Art with a Heart teachers, Leigh Caputo and Lara Clayborne, for their guidance and encouragement!

This is COMMUNITY!Community

The Patterson Park Public Charter School's "Wave of Peace" continues for its second year! Art with a Heart facilitated students, families, faculty, and friends in a night of art, literacy and culture. Participants designed and created their own mandalas, which will be used to continue the "Wave of Peace" color spectrum installed in the School's cafeteria.


Johns Hopkins Legal Department Community MosaicsJHH

Over 80 volunteers from the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine Legal Department launched two new community mosaic projects for installation in the JHHS Legal Department. Over the next few months, Art with a Heart will work with its students, volunteers and JHHS Legal Department staff to complete these one-of-a-kind projects.  
Windsor Hills "MASKerpieces!"WindsorHills

Thanks to the generous support of Arts Every Day, Art with a Heart is working with 7th and 8th grade students at Windsor Hills Elementary/ Middle School to create sculptural masks inspired by their favorite artist. When complete, these pieces will adorn the walls of the school's Weinberg Library
Thank you!MayThanks 

Cecil Self PortraitsCecil
Second and fifth graders in Art with a Heart classes at Cecil Elementary School created these life-like, colored pencil self-portraits. The resemblance is incredible, right?

Showing Off at Paul's Place PaulsPlace

With the school year coming to an end, students in Art with a Heart classes at Paul's Place proudly displayed their favorite artwork in the end of the year showcase. From Chinese New Year dragons to Howard Finster inspired self-portraits, students were eager to share what they made and learned through art!
Hands on with Monarch AcademyMonarch

Students in Art with a Heart classes at Monarch Academy enjoyed getting messy while learning to sculpt with clay. After a lesson in scoring and slipping techniques, students were excited to share their artistic creations.
Art of Leadership
Leaders Learn about the BayChesapeakeBay

Students in Art with a Heart's Art of Leadership Program braved the rainy, cold mid-May weather to explore the Chesapeake Bay with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Students learned about the ecosystem of the Bay, the ongoing environmental issues and efforts being made to find solutions. Students enjoyed the experience of dred ging for oysters, handling a blue crab and exploring the Inner Harbor from a unique point of view. 
Spring Job Program SpringJob

On May 13th, youth from Youth Empowered Society  (YES) celebrated the conclusion of the spring Job Program. During a celebratory lunch, participants shared with guests the lessons they learned and the goals they reached. One student shared that the program gave him a chance to better himself, while another expressed that the program helped him come out of his shell and made him realize that he liked working with others. Art with a Heart has been cultivating a job pipeline for students who complete the Job Program. Stay tuned for updates on their job placements and their work experiences.  
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers' LuncheonABAG

Art with a Heart was honored to create spring-themed centerpieces for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers' (ABAG) Annual Meeting. Over 100 students, interns and volunteers helped with the impressive task of completing 78 hand-beaded butterflies! A BIG thank you to ABAG for the wonderful opportunity and to all those who helped with this project!

Spring into Giving itemsGiving

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