September 2014
In This Issue:


Home is Where the HeART is - Less Than Two Weeks Away!fundraiser


Join us Saturday, October 11th from 7:00-10:30 pm for Home is Where the HeART is, Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser. Purchase tickets at or through PayPal. 


Advance ticket price of $100 ends at 12 pm on October 10th. Tickets are $125 at the door.


Day of the Ducks by Jason and Natalie LaBarr, "DUCK" Showalter, by Mike Ricigliano, and Hall of Fame InDUCKtee, by Laura Evans, are just a few of the 20 ducks to be auctioned at Home is Where the HeART is. View the growing flock of ducks here.
Megan works with a resident from Gallagher Services.
A New Face at Art with a Heart growth
Art with a Heart is delighted to welcome Megan Goldsmith to the Art with a Heart team. Megan joins Art with a Heart as the new Director of Leadership and Engagement and will be developing Art with a Heart's youth leadership initiatives. "I am excited to be joining this incredible organization and looking forward to developing leadership initiatives for Baltimore's youth."
Grove Park Self Portraits GP
Students in Art with a Heart classes at Grove Park Elementary/Middle School created Romare Bearden inspired mixed media collage self-portraits.

Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake bas
In September, Art with a Heart welcomed the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake as a new programming partner. Students had a great time making new friends and creating colorful mandalas. We look forward to this continuing partnership and working with these wonderful young artists.

Ashburton Hearts Heart
Art with a Heart welcomed another new programming partner this month, Dr. Nathan A. Pitts-Ashburton Elementary/Middle School. First graders in Art with a Heart classes learned about warm and cool colors and created Jim Dine inspired hearts. 

Leon Empowers Us! Leon
Leon is just one of the many highlights Art with a Heart experienced through its collaboration with the Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop In Center. His work in Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program was stellar. Leon was recently featured in a YES publication, and his comments about Art with a Heart touched us all.

"Art with a Heart is an amazing program for creative youth. I was involved with them and it was a great experience for me. I would do it again and recommend it to others because it is an amazing atmosphere and you are in a great program!!!!!

My favorite project was the mosaics. I enjoyed making it. It was so beautiful that you can feel it inside. I am so excited to sell my art at the art store. It feels good to sell art that you made. Also, half of your purchases go back to the drop-in center. That way we can provide more services to youth. It's important for us to provide more services and change more youths' lives."
Baltimore Library Project library
Art with a Heart is proud to be a partner of The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation's
Baltimore Library Project. September celebrated the grand opening of three new libraries: Henderson-Hopkins, Harford Heights Elementary School, and Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School. During each opening, Art with a Heart facilitated a mosaic workshop with students, staff, administrators, and guests. Just this month, Art with a Heart has engaged nearly 700 students in the Baltimore Library Project mosaic workshops!

artSPEAKS! artspeaks
For the sixth year, Art with a Heart collaborated with The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. to conduct artSPEAKS workshops with children and families affected by sickle cell disease. Families at the Maryland Statewide Sickle Cell Picnic created watercolor vision papers for a 72"x80" Hopes and Dreams loom. Additionally, participants at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital artSPEAKS workshop worked together to create three healing community canvases.

The 72"x80" Hopes and Dreams loom (left) on exhibit during the William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund's Rockin' the Red event.
Transamerica Wins!race
On September 6th, Catholic Charities hosted its ninth biennial Dragon Boat Races in the Inner Harbor to benefit the individuals served by Catholic Charities. Art with a Heart partnered with Transamerica employees and women from My Sister's Place Lodge to create a community heart quilt. The quilt was used to decorate Transamerica's tent at the Boat Race. The meaningful piece helped Transamerica win second place for its tent's display!
Barclay-Greenmount Installation barclay
Art with a Heart engaged community members of all ages from the Barclay-Greenmount neighborhood, as well as members of Chizuk Amuno's Gemulit Hasadim committee to create inspirational wooden garden posts. These posts have been "planted" and now beautify the outdoor space of the Barclay-Greenmount Apartment Residential Services building. 

Danny and Ava, staff members of Barclay-Greenmount Residential Services, proudly pose with the hand painted posts.
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland get Crafty! scouts
Thank you to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Service Unit 652 who helped Art with a Heart with several service projects during Craftapalooza, an event for the girls to get involved in the community. We look forward to hosting this enthusiastic group of girls again sometime soon.
Girl Scouts work on various service projects during the Craftapalooza event.
Mirror Art Workshop with Bob Benson mirror

Join us Saturday, October 18th at 2:00 pm at HeARTwares for a Mirror Art Creative Day Out Workshop with Bob Benson of Shiny Happy Things (the American Visionary Art Museum mirror artist). The cost is $40 per person, and includes instruction and supplies to create your own mirror art, while enjoying lite fare. No experience necessary! To register, click here.

Terrence Clay, a HeARTwares artist in residence, created unique, hand cut mosaic mirrors (right) and participants from Gallagher Services painted the shims for these whimsical clocks (bottom left).
Featured Items items

Keep track of your engagements in style! Art with a Heart's 2015 desk calendars are filled with vibrant student artwork. Make sure to grab one... or more! On sale at HeARTwares beginning October 10th, 2014.


Intricately designed mirrors and colorful, wooden shim clocks are now for sale at HeARTwares.


HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to
6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. 

Art with a Heart conducts approximately 7,500 visual art classes each year with abused, neglected, and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled children and adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.
Since 2000, Art with a Heart has provided Baltimore's underserved children, youth, and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment. 
3355 Keswick Road, Stable Building Suite 104 | Baltimore, MD 21211