June 2015
In This Issue:

Transamerica  Presents
an Evening with George Benson 
to Benefit
Art with a Heart  Benson
Join Art with a Heart for a n Evening with George Benson to celebrate  Art with a Heart's 15th  Anniversary.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

140 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21201

The celebration will begin with a VIP reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and an exciting silent auction of one-of-a-kind benches created by Art with a Heart teachers and volunteers.  


Your sponsorship and ticket purchases help Art with a Heart continue to bring creativity, goodness and beauty to our vulnerable neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on November 12th and sharing in this fun and meaningful evening. 

To purchase VIP tickets and for sponsorship information click here.

Art with a Heart is a Proud YouthWorks Partner Youthworks
For its fifth year, Art with a Heart will be doing its part to ensure youth in Baltimore have a purposeful summer. As a YouthWorks partner, Art with a Heart will be engaging 17 young people between the ages of 14 and 21 for a five-week work experience.  We look forward to working with, and learning from, these ambitious young people. 
"Th ere is Always Someone There to Help. Newsong

Thank you to community members who joined Art with a Heart, The GBC LEADERship
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake , and Congressman Elijah Cummings at the dedication ceremony of the New Song Academy mosaic. It was a great day! Just a few days after the dedication, Art with a Heart received the following email: 

"I am the Speech and Language Pathologist at New Song Academy. One of the activities yesterday for my kids, I work 1:1, was for them to tell me what the mosaic meant to them. Generally, the response was,  'There is always hope and happiness if you work hard enough...and there is always someone there to help.' I would say that the gift of this mosaic is a success...couldn't ask for a better correlation for the kids. So, from all the students...thank you...great message!!!!" 

Kids in the Safe Zone Get the Point kidssafezone
In June, Art with a Heart began providing visual art programming twice a month to children in 
The Safe Kids Zone . The Safe Kids Zone is a month old program opened in a vacant laundromat in the Sandtown-Winchester community. This grassroots program operates seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 
8 p.m. Art with a Heart is happy to be contributing arts programming to this important community effort.
Children at The Kids Safe Zone are introduced to artist,  Georges Seurat, and create pointillism paintings inspired by his work.
Silhouette Self-Portraits with CHIP  CHIP

Children in the CHIP Mentoring Program made mixed media self-portrait silhouettes in their  Art with a Heart class. Students collaged images and words to visually showcase their individual personalities.
"What makes me special is that I am (an) artist!" 
Faith Church Opens its Doors to Community Youth faithchurch

Youth from the Woodbourne community, ages five to 12, enjoy Art with a Heart classes at  Faith Church. The students eagerly started working together to create beautiful, eye-catching art that will be used to bejewel a large tree in the community.

Working as a Community to Create a CommunityVLP

Children in kindergarten through 4th grade at the Village Learning Place enjoy working with Art with a Heart to create a three dimensional replica of their community. After each artistic "block" is completed, students will be bring them together to colorfully form their neighborhood.  

Mandalas for Peace  mandalas

Art with a Heart engaged students, families, faculty, and friends of Patterson Park Public Charter School along with 200 community volunteers to create this vibrant "Wave of Peace" color spectrum. Each mandala was uniquely designed and hand sewn by the artist.  Art with a Heart's high school volunteers helped to complete and install the final pieces in School's cafeteria.


Placemaking by Art with a Heart Barclay 
In June, Art with a Heart completed and installed two mosaic signs in the Barclay and Calvert Street Park communities.  Members from both neighborhoods enjoyed working on these projects and were proud to see the finished pieces vibrantly beautify their communities. Art with a Heart was a proud collaborative partner of the  Greater Homewood Community Corporation and the Homewood Community Partners Initiative.  
Community members along with 
 Art with a Heart's Community Service and Public Art Coordinator, Jenny Hyle, and mosaic installers, Joe Spayd and Ernie Bonsby pose for a picture with the newly installed Calvert Street Park sign.

The Roots & Branches Tree is Planted! tree

Art with a Heart engaged children and adults from the Roots and Branches School in creating Wassily Kandinsky inspired circles. These Kandinsky circles are made from recycled anesthesia lids and repurposed vinyl 45 records. Students delighted in seeing the finished tree and finding the circles they created. Thank you to MedStar Harbor Hospital and Dr. John Flaks for the generous donation of these colorful lids.

Windsor Hills Students Have A Roaring Good Time Windsor

For the last two months, Art with a Heart has been working with 7th and 8th grade students at Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School to create faux taxidermy animal heads.  In preparation for the art project, students researched various animals.  When complete, these pieces will colorfully adorn the walls of the school's Weinberg Library. Special thanks to Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School's Librarian, Cindy Marcoline. This project was made possible through the generosity of Arts Every Day.
SAVE THE DATE: Shop and Bop!  shopandbob

Join us Friday, July 31st from 5:00-9:00 pm for Shop & Bop at the Castle at Keswick (3355 Keswick Road). Shop & Bop celebrates the Summer Job Program students and showcases their artistic creations. The event will be complimented by an open air market organized by Relay Foods, live music by The Anatomy of Frank and several food trucks. Check out our Facebook event!


Tenth Anniversary of Art with a Heart's Job Program! sjp

On June 29th, Art with a Heart's Job Program celebrated the launch of its 10th summer.  This summer, 

Art with a Heart will engage over 60 youth in four different community sites including, YO! Baltimore, Youth Empowered Society (YES), TurnAround, Inc. and Faith Church.  We are thrilled that the Job Program has expanded to include the spring and fall and that it is engaging more youth than ever in creative workforce training. 

New Products: Spiral Sun-Catchers and Leather Braceletsproducts

It's officially summer! Capture the sun with beautiful spiral sun-catchers made with wire and sparkling beads created by clients of  Gallagher Services (with the help of our wonderful high school summer volunteers)!
Stop in HeARTwares to see these chic leather bracelets decorated with bright designs and patterns. Brought to you by the endless creativity of our Summer Job Program students!  

Art with a Heart's Teacher's Corner featuring Mark Wehberg tc wehberg 
The Teacher's Corner is a monthly art exhibit in HeARTwares showcasing the artwork of Art with a Heart teachers and assistants. In July, we will be featuring Mark Wehberg, an Art with a Heart teacher at Commodore John Rogers Elementary and Middle School. Mark is a recent graduate from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting. He has exhibited in multiple spaces in Baltimore; his most recent Solo Exhibition, "Moody," took place at Terrault Contemporary. Mark says, "teaching with Art with a Heart has been a great experience. It's humbling... getting through all the struggles of the classroom are worth it when you see a student understand and get it."