From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!
Yesterday, we visited the ArtWorks Express Yourself Then & Now exhibition, at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Over 25 Young Artist adorned the walls of the world headquarters building and we were honored that our Young Artists’ pieces were able to be a part of each individual’s day as they pass by.
We recently hosted an “ear opening” seminar at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital led by Communications and Listening Coach, Sandra Bodin-Lerner. We learned how difficult it can be to truly be a good listener. Sandra gave the gathered group of Child Life Specialists many great tools to improve their listening and even walked us through a snowflake making craft. We ended up creating all different snowflakes from the very same orated instructions! We all know that no two snowflakes are alike, but when listening, it is important to accurately “hear” what someone is really saying!
Young Artist, ZiGang, donated his laser painting piece to ArtWorks’ Annual Cocktail Benefit. His piece raised $650 at our event that will go towards supporting future ArtWorks programming! Thank you to ZiGang and all of our Young Artists who donate their pieces back to ArtWorks so that we can continue to help others heal through the arts!
This Thanksgiving, ArtWorks is thankful for our Young Artists whose talent and spirit continue to humble us, the child life specialists who facilitate our programs and of course for all of you, our dedicated supporters, who enable us to continue our mission to bring creative expression to these deserving children and their families. Thank you for being a part of the ArtWorks family and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Artwork by Young Artist, Fabio (2011). #ArtWorksKids #LetArtHeal
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Camila and Delaney from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital are a wonderful example of how the Young Artists, who participate in creative programs provided by ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation, use their passion to heal, inspire and empower themselves. Next week, (November 27th) ArtWorks will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. We invite our supporters to help us continue our mission to bring the healing power of the arts to children and young adults facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families. #ArtWorksKids #LetArtHeal
The Wilhelm family came by our office to drop off more than 150 art supplies in honor of their recent birthday celebration! They had first come to learn about ArtWorks after being treated at St. Peter’s University Hospital where they were greeted by the Surprise! Supplies Art Cart. Our mobile Art Cart is filled with art supplies and craft kits which are distributed to our Young Artists in the hospital setting. We are so honored that the Wilhelm family donated supplies so that other Young Artists, like themselves, who are in the hospital this time of year have the necessary tools to express themselves through the arts! #GivingTuesday #ArtWorksKids
Yesterday, we visited Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center for the opening of an art exhibition in the center’s gallery space which features over 20 pieces from our annual Express Yourself event that were created by residents of the center. We love it when Express Yourself inspires opportunities for our Young Artists to keep celebrating their creative spirit! Pictured here is Art Therapist, Carolyn Pennington and Child Life Specialist, Caroline Mason.