March 2016
In This Issue:

Randi Pupkin being Honored as an Inspiring Voice in Baltimorerandip

J oin Art with a Heart at Community Law In Action's (CLIA) second annual Inspiring Voices luncheon on May 10th at 12:30pm! Through unique, multimedia presentations, young people in CLIA's programs will demonstrate the importance of working together to address the critical issues facing Baltimore.  CLIA will recognize eight individuals, including Art with Heart's Executive Randi Pupkin, as Inspiring Voices for their dedicated efforts to create positive change and transform Baltimore. To purchase tickets to the luncheon, click here.

Art with a Heart and Light City Baltimore LightCity

Art created during animation workshops in HeARTwares will be projected on the Avenue in Hampden (36th Street) every night from March 28th through April 3rd from 7pm to 11pm. Join Art with a Heart Friday, April 1st from 6pm-11pm at 916 W. 36th Street for a reception celebrating this  glowing achievement.
A New (Old) Member of the Art with a Heart Team Megan

Art with a Heart is pleased to welcome 
Megan Fortman  as Art with a Heart's 
Coordinator of Out-of-School Time Initiatives. 
Megan  was a co llege intern for Art with a Heart and recently  participated in visual  art outreach programs in both Tanzania  and Thailand. Megan has a Bachelor in Fine Arts  Degr ee in  Studio Art from the University of Delaware  and i currently residing in  Fede ral Hill. 


Thread Weaves Together Portraits with Art with a Heart Thread
Art with a Heart facilitated a creative, community building project with Thread students from the Academy for College and Career Exploration, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Frederick Douglass High School and their mentors. Students and mentors worked together to create mixed media portraits using paper, fabric, wallpaper and magazines. Through creative expression, the project helped students share and learn about each other and their mentors. 

Women's History Month Inspiration: Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgaOKeeffee
In recognition of Women's History Month, pre-kindergarten students in Art with a Heart classes at KidzStuff created colorful resist Georgia O'Keeffe inspired flower paintings using watercolors and crayons. 

Mountain Manor makes Optical Art BoxesMoutainManor

Students in Art with a Heart classes at Mountain Manor Residential Treatment Center learned about optical artist pioneer Bridget Riley and created imaginative optical art boxes while utilizing some of the Riley's illusion techniques. The students were especially excited with how well the individual pieces of the cube worked together.

B'More Healthy through Art!HealthExpo

Art with a Heart participated in Fox 45's 7th Annual B'More Healthy Expo, the largest indoor free admission event in Maryland. At the event, Art with a Heart facilitated the creation of mosaic mandalas that will be incorporated in a large-scale public art piece for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Art with a Heart staff and volunteers engaged over 175 children and adults who came together to  create something bigger than themselves and to participate in a project with a lasting and resonating presence in Baltimore. Damia, age nine said of the project, "it felt like a colorful rainbow with lots of colors. I can show myself." 

BGE at Patterson Park High SchoolBGE

Art with a Heart continues its year-long mosaic project with BGE in honor of its 200th Anniversary.  This month, Art with a Heart partnered with BGE's Organization of Latino Employees (OLE) who worked alongside ESOL students at Patterson Park High School. The group worked on some of the 100 mosaic flowers which when completed will be installed in 100 schools throughout Maryland. Special to this community effort, the Patterson Park High School's flower mosaic includes the word peace in 10 different languages!
Thank you!Thanks

Art with a Heart gratefully acknowledges the wonderful service groups who volunteered their time, talent and energy this month: 

BGE's Organization of Latino Employees (OLE), Break A Difference (B.A.D.)Educators from UMBC's 10th Annual Arts Integration Conference , Patterson High School, Towson University's chapter of National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, and Art with a Heart's  HeARThelpers!
Art of Leadership
Compassion as a Leadership TraitCompassion

In March, Art of Leadership students focused on compassion as a leadership skill. The students toured 
The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center  and witnessed compassion and teamwork in action. After the tour, students engaged in an insightful discussion about how compassion is an essential attribute of a good leader. When asked what our community would look like if people showed more compassion, one student said,  " We would see equal opportunity, closer communities, and overall just more H.O.P.E. (Happiness, Openness, Peace, and Education).   

A New Partner for Job Program StudentsNewPartner

Art with a Heart is grateful to be partnering with Crown Foods as a job placement site for its job program students. Upon completing Art with a Heart's job program, students have the opportunity to launch into a position in the various concession stands at Royal Farms Arena. Dionte, a student currently employed at Crown Foods says it makes him feel happy, energetic and proud. A formerly homeless young man, Dionte says this job has helped him to get housing and create stability in his life. If you, or someone you know, is interested in partnering with Art with a Heart to provide employment opportunities for job ready youth, please email Christina Ralls at o r call at 410-366-8886.
Kreiger Schechter Day School Alumni Event at HeARTwares KS

On March 10th, parents of Krieger Schecter Day School alumni gathered in HeARTwares for an opportunity to connect with each other, learn about the happenings at the School and work on various Art with a Heart service projects. A great time was had by all!  

HeARTwares is a great place to host a party or event.  For information, please call Christina Ralls at 
410-366-8886 or email her at
New Season, New Products!NewProducts

Spring is here and we're celebrating at HeARTwares with new products!  Stop in the store to purchase a beautiful mosaic heart necklace- the perfect gift for Mother's Day- or freshen up your doorway with a new colorful mat created by Art with a Heart students and volunteers. HeARTwares is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.
Spring into Giving itemsGiving

Support Art with a Heart every time you shop. Choose Art with a Heart as your designated charity and each time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us! Bookmark the link  and support us every time you shop.

Also, keep Art with a Heart in mind as your charity of choice for Mother's Day, graduations, weddings and other milestone events.  Make a tribute gift to the organization by calling Rachel Auteri at 410-366-8886 or email her at