From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!
Express Yourself submission packet and artwork submitted, check! Earlier this month, Kaitlyn at Harlem Hospital worked with Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai on the piece, “The Perfect Daytime Sun” and she is now ready for her first #ExpressYourself! We can’t wait for her piece to shine bright on Sunday, November 10th!
ArtWorks has partnered with Color Swell so that your art supply purchases can help make a difference. When you shop at Color Swell for your art supply needs, they will give 10% of all purchases to ArtWorks! Use the promo code “ArtWorksOrg” at checkout and help us continue to bring arts programming to children facing illness.
This past Thursday, we brought together our friends from the Westchester area to meet ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai and to see her solo exhibition: The Arcana Series: Interpretations of Tarot (on view at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art until October 19, 2019). We also heard from Senior Child Life Specialist, Jessica Dadigan from Blythedale Children’s Hospital who spoke about the importance of Child Life and the arts in the healing process. Thank you so much to Madelyn Jordon who graciously hosted us and to everyone who came out to learn more about the #ArtWorksKids.
During the month of September, we proudly join a global effort to raise awareness around Pediatric Cancer. Every day, there are almost 700 new cases of childhood cancer around the world. This month serves as a call to action to support more research that will lead to safer treatments and a cure. We are so thankful to our community of hospital partners, families, caregivers, teaching artists and supporters who further our mission to help children heal through the power of art, music and expression. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children facing illness. #PediatricCancerAwarenessMonth #LetArtHeal
Express Yourself Submission Deadline Extension: Friday Sept 20th!
We have extended the deadline for Express Yourself artwork and performance submissions to this FRIDAY 9/20.
On Sunday, November 10th our Young Artists will be sharing their creative stories with over 150 friends of ArtWorks. Don’t miss your chance to come celebrate the arts with us!
On Thursday, September 19th come celebrate the creative spirit of children facing illness at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale, New York. This free event features an exhibition by ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai and remarks by ArtWorks Partner, Jessica Dadigan from Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Join us for some wine and light refreshments as we share the ArtWorks Kids with this special arts community. Please RSVP to Dani, Program and Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Children of Bellevue for supporting our Teaching Artist Program with Reese Carr at NYC Health +Hospitals/Bellevue. In late August, Reese began his percussion and rhythm program where he will engage in circle activities with young patients and their family members as well as hospital staff and volunteers at Bellevue.
Meet our new Teaching Artist, Lindsey Francis, a ceramic artist and painter who has taught more than 400+ visual art classes over the past 6 years. She uses drawing as an outlet for herself and is excited to show Young Artists how they can do the same. Pictured here is Lindsey on her first day at Blythedale Children’s Hospital with Child Life Specialist, Jeannine Florio.
Since 2016, ArtWorks has had the privilege of joining Ronald McDonald House New York at their annual gathering at Rye Playland. This year we were joined by the wonderful volunteers at Goldman Sachs and new ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Lindsey Francis. Lindsey worked with Young Artists to create ceramic coil bowls which were then painted with a wide variety of colors and stamps. Thanks everyone for making great memories together! #CommunityTeamWorks