From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!
Luciana, age 13 from Hackensack University Medical Center shares her love of pets with ArtWorks. From rabbits to gerbils, fishes to parrots, our pets are truly our companions. Be sure to tag ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation when you share your National #LoveYourPetDay post or reply in the comment section with a photo of your pet so we can celebrate them with you. #LetArtHeal #ArtWorksKids
ArtWorks, Teaching Artist Steven Hazlett visited the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health where he will lead a year long program series in macro-photography. Young Artists will use a special camera lens to shoot a variety of materials such as rhinestones, feathers, beads and more to create extraordinary compositions.
Willem Dafoe plays the brilliantly complex Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate and is up for Best Actor this Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards. ArtWorks Young Artist Mikeyla channeled her inner Van Gogh after her mother introduced her to the iconic “Sunflowers” (1889). She told ArtWorks, “I wanted to make my own!” Van Gogh continues to make an impact all over the world and we are delighted that he influences our Young Artists all these years later.
We kicked-off ArtWorks, Teaching Artist Michael Albert’s Collage Art Workshop last Thursday at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Our Young Artists will be using scissors, glue and a canvas to transform ordinary consumer cardboard packaging into a #mosaic like collage! (Pictured: Michael and Child Life Specialist, Lori Lerma with special guest, Princess Anna of Arendelle from A Moment of Magic Foundation).
The #BowieIs exhibition made its final stop at The Brooklyn Museum last summer and we are still electrified. Gabriella’s piece, “Heroes” (2017) serves as a testament that his music and artistry lives on in our Young Artists and all over the world. #NationalSuperheroDay
When we look at “Swiggle Giggle” (2006) by Young Artist, Tanisha from NewYork-Presbyterian NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center we can’t help but think of the work by Hilma af Klint. We see very similar geometric forms and a parallel in both artists’ approach to composition and color. In one piece however, we do see a generous application of glitter. What do you see? Be sure to check out Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on exhibit until April 23rd.
For a limited time, you can make Caroline’s (2013) splatter paint artwork your profile picture frame https://bit.ly/2tovlSd. Share the love with all of your facebook friends today! Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!
Thank you, John Snyder for the mention in your terrific review in the Pascack Press of the WWRSD has HeART exhibition on view now at The Westwood Art Gallery. If you’re in the northeast Bergen County area, we encourage you to stop in the Gallery to see the show AND all proceeds from sales of the artists’ prints, note cards and magnets will benefit ArtWorks. Prints are for sale in the Westwood Art Gallery or contact Pam Duffus, Art Teacher and founder of the event at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://bit.ly/2E9uWZU
On Monday, ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Yako started his year-long Graffiti and Beat-Boxing Workshop series at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Young Artists will explore how to make a variety of sounds and beats using only their mouth, and will learn new techniques in lettering and drawing to create their own personal graffiti style. (Yako pictured above with Child Life Specialist, Tiffany Shevchik)