Over the course of the summer, Art with a Heart facilitated nearly 700 individual art classes - about 100 classes a week! In August, as programs ended, students and teachers celebrated with showcases and performances. Mayor Brandon Scott joined the celebration at Peace Camp by the organization By Peaceful Means, and took a photo-op at Art with a Heart's installation of community postcards for peace. The showcase at Village Learning Place exhibited a variety of mediums from sculptures, mosaics, and paper maché to stained glass and mixed media paintings. While not limited to just summer programming, students in the senior art class at the UMB Community Engagement Center celebrated their finished mixed media flower collages inspired by artist Shelli Walters.
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Community Service and Public Art
Art with a Heart's Community Service and Public Art team have been busy both at home and in Baltimore's partnership city, Ashkelon, Israel! Six members of the Art with a Heart staff headed to Israel two weeks ago to work on a sculpture project that has been in the planning and preparation stages for several months. We are grateful for the many hands in Baltimore and Israel who have helped to bring this bold idea of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to reality. Stay tuned for lots of pictures as the project progresses.

And right here at home the team continued with work on the Living Classrooms Frederick Douglass mural! Students have learned many different techniques while artistically representing the progress of Frederick Douglass' life from enslavement to empowerment.
Art of Leadership
Introducing Art of Leadership Cohort 8! The new cohort is comprised of 18, 10th and 11th grade students from 13 public and independent Baltimore area schools. At the cohort's first meeting this month, students enjoyed learning about each other, reviewed program goals and expectations, and discussed what leadership means to them. The team welcomed guest speaker Alicia Wilson, a civically engaged leader who began her journey at Baltimore’s Mervo High School. Alicia's prestigious career is marked by diverse experiences and accomplishments that have had major impacts on the Baltimore community, and led to her current role as Vice President of the Office of Economic Development at The Johns Hopkins University and Health System. Alicia emphasized that successful leaders give and invest in others; leaders develop a reputation of excellence, and are tenacious, kind, and never compromise.

The Art of Leadership team looks forward to an excellent year of honing these leadership skills and building an inclusive community.
HeARTworks worked with 106 young artists and entrepreneurs this summer, creating over 250 products that were proudly displayed for sale at Market at the Mill on August 12th!  Guests shopped and partied to tunes by DJ Kopec, and enjoyed refreshments from local vendors, Sistah Sweets, Full Tilt Brewing, and Boordy Vineyards. Thank you to everyone who made the event and summer a success.

Participants in the Bon Secours Community Works' Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program enjoyed the opportunity to create stencils for Living Classroom's Frederick Douglass mural. It was an incredible opportunity to share their own words of wisdom and messages to the Baltimore community - and the ice cream donation from Taharka Brothers was also a big plus!

HeARTworks participants shared some thoughts from the summer in their exit surveys: 

“I feel like I learned a lot of collaborative skills here since we did many art projects together and learned how to communicate with each other.”

“I would recommend others to experience (this program) because the people at AWAH are very open hearted, warm, and welcoming. And also you get to learn about different art styles!”

Special Projects
This month, through its Special Projects division, Art with a Heart beautified over 2,000 square feet of vertical space at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School and James McHenry Elementary/Middle School.Collage murals featuring influential women of color and botanical elements were created and installed in the Lillie May Carroll Jackson auditorium. Thank you to the community members, students, parents, school staff and volunteers who helped to bring this project to fruition.

In addition, eight bathrooms were beautified at James McHenry with painted designs, elements, and stall door decals featuring affirmations designed by Art with a Heart's Bloomberg Arts Interns.

And yes, there is more...Art with a Heart visited 13 Anne Arundel Park and Recreation sites to provide enrichment to their summer campers, hundreds of whom painted and decorated bird houses with found-object mosaic roofs.
Thank you, Volunteers! 
Art with a Heart is grateful for the volunteers who shared their time and talent with the organization during the month of August: St. Joseph's Parish Camp Smile, Johns Hopkins University's SOURCE, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and Travelers Insurance
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