Throughout the year, the ArtWorks community meets a Young Artist from one of our programs who has used the creative and performing arts to help them cope with their illness.
ArtWorks first met Rowan in 2005 at her inaugural Express Yourself performance when she was just 9 years old. Today, we are privileged to welcome her as our Events Intern while she completes her degree in Family Science and Human Development at Montclair State University. Rowan’s story details her incredible perseverance as a two-time Leukemia survivor, how she used art as a vehicle for healing and how ArtWorks has been right beside her through it all. “I lost my childhood and teenage years after being diagnosed […]