Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc. News & Updates
July 2022 | Issue No. 89
New and noteworthy in July:
Special Artists, Saturdays: July 9-30
Summer Special Artists class will take place on Saturdays in July at the Lexington Community Center.

We will have a 10am-11:15am and 11:30am-12:45pm class. Our 1-1:45pm class is for children ages 5-12.

If you have already attended a SNAP program this year, you do not need to fill out another application. You can pay online or send a check to SNAP PO Box 598, Lexington, MA 02420. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and enrollment is limited. Cost is $70.

To register, visit our website, www.snaparts.org. Email us at info@snaparts.org or call 781-325-8025.
Chorus Camp, Mondays: July 18-August 8
Chorus Camp is a four week program to work on your own song! Singers perform their song in a solo, duet or trio. Camp time is 6:30-8pm. The cost is $70. Chorus Camp takes place at the Lexington Community Center.

If you currently attend a SNAP program, you don't need to register again. You can pay online or send a check to SNAP PO Box 598, Lexington, MA 02420. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and enrollment is limited.

If you have not attended a SNAP program this year, Please fill out a registration form.
A Brighter Day! Spring Concert Video
Looking to enjoy our spring concert all over again? Missed the big event and want to experience it? Log on to LexMedia, on demand, and search SNAP. That search bring up our latest concert from May 15th.

Very special thanks to LexMedia and our wonderful musical guests Cambridge Common Voices!
Art Director Lidija Vukovic on exhibit
SNAP Art Director Lidija Vukovic has had a piece of her work accepted into the National Women's Art Association show. The piece is called Earth Layers. Lidija recently incorporated a similar project in her spring Special Artists session.

Lidija has a public exhibit coming up. The Rocky Neck Art Colony will exhibit her work in a show called Explore the Unexpected at The Cove Gallery, located at 37 Rocky Neck Avenue in Gloucester. The Cove Gallery is open Sunday and Monday 12 PM – 5 PM and Thursday through Saturday 12 PM – 7 PM. The exhibit is up until July 10th. Check it out!
NEW! SNAP Notecards for the summer!
SNAP released three new sets of notecards this spring. Themes include Spring Abstract, Fairy Houses and Brush People. Cards are available for purchase on our website and at Cambridge Trust in Lexington,1690 Mass Ave in Lexington. Cost is $15 per box all proceeds benefit SNAP. Each box comes with five blank notecards and envelopes. These cards are great for thank you notes or to give as a gift!
Fairy Houses: Assortment
Brush People: Assortment
Art Exhibit: Munroe Center for the Arts
Special Artists has a new exhibit at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Mass Ave in Lexington. Picasso Portraits is a self-portrait our special artists completed in the style of Picasso. An iconic artist, Picasso lived from 1881-1973. He presented his artwork through many styles including Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism.
This exhibit is up until the end of August. Hours at the Munroe Center are weekdays, 9am-4pm . Check it out!
SNAP returned to in-person programming at the Lexington Community Center in September of 2021. SNAP has developed a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Everyone attending SNAP programs will need to have read and signed this policy prior to the start of fall programming. SNAP is required everyone attending programs to be vaccinated. This includes anyone attending the program with an artist or singer, that person also need to have their vaccine card on file with SNAP.
If you have any questions, please contact Heidi O'Mara
SNAP has developed guidelines for ensuring a safe program environment. Please click here to access our COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures. These protocols are subject to change as new guidance becomes available.
You will need to submit your vaccination card by email to the SNAP Office to attend in-person programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Heidi O'Mara
Face masks still required at programs
The town of Lexington has ended their indoor mask mandate per state guidelines. Out of an abundance of caution, we will continue to wear masks in our chorus and adult visual arts classes.

While we are making strides in the pandemic public health emergency, we feel that the continued usage of masks is important to maintain our in-person programming. Please contact Heidi O'Mara, SNAP Executive Director, if you have any questions.
Looking for a great and fun volunteer opportunity? Consider volunteering for SNAP! Volunteers are a crucial part of providing our music and art programs. We have several program sessions in art and music throughout the year. Are you in middle school? Consider our Peer Mentor program! For more information on volunteering, email us. To fill out a volunteer application, please click here.
SNAP Artist Profile: Elena C.
Elena C. is a talented artist who started taking art classes with SNAP this year. Elena really likes painting and working with beads, including making jewelry. Her favorite colors are pink and black. What Elena likes most about SNAP art classes is working on a project and seeing how it turns out in the end. Elena also loves meeting new people in art class and making friends.

When Elena is not making art, she enjoys cheerleading with Winchester Pop Warner. Elena participants in many sports, including Burlington recreation track and softball, Woburn Little League and other Woburn Rec programs. She also loves listening and dancing to music at home. Her two Cairn Terriers Cleo and Fonzie are always by Elena's side! We are so happy Elena shares her talents with the SNAP arts programs!
SNAP Good News to Share!
Do you have something to share? We would love to hear from you!
Please email Heidi your good news!
Sending Big Birthday Wishes To:
Polly W. on July 1st

Liam I. on July 16th

Nadine Z. on July 23rd

Frank R. on July 26th

Zachary J. on July 29th

Juliet B. on July 29th