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Express Yourself 2018!

Thank you to everyone who attended Express Yourself 2018 this past Sunday and made it a roaring success! Over 100 artworks were exhibited in our gallery and the performance showcase featured 15 performances each with distinct meaning and emotion. It was an honor to celebrate the amazing talent and spirit of all the Young Artists and over 150 guests!

Sneak Peek of Express Yourself 2018!

A preview of all the fabulous pieces that made their way to the NYU Kimmel Center for Express Yourself 2018, our 29th Express Yourself event! 

Carrie at Express Yourself 2017!

Carrie has been performing at Express Yourself since 2011! This essay was written by Carrie and she chose to recite it at Express Yourself because she wanted to share her experience with a friendship “Roller Coaster.”

Stefanie at Express Yourself 2017!

This was Stefanie’s first Express Yourself performance and she sang with ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Gwenevere Sisco. Together, they performed a crowd favorite, “Over The Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. 

Julio at Express Yourself 2017!

Julio is the sibling of ArtWorks Young Artist, Melysa. He has been involved with ArtWorks since 2010! Julio performed “No Promises” by Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato!

Express Yourself 2017!

We had a blast! Thank you so much to everyone who came to Express Yourself and made our 28th event such a success! We had over 150 paintings hanging on our gallery walls, over 10 uniquely designed sculptures and more than 10 performances taking the stage! We celebrated the amazing talent and spirit of all our Young Artists along side 250 guests! Express Yourself would not be possible without all of our generous framers who donated their resources and time into each piece of artwork. We would also like to thank all of our fantastic volunteers who spent their days making sure our event ran smoothly! We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who made it all possible!

What is Express Yourself?

Express Yourself is a visual and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition! By working with ArtWorks Teaching Artists as well as hospital staff including Child Life Specialists, our participants prepare months in advance for this celebratory day.

ArchForKids at Express Yourself 2017!

We were so excited to have the workshop, Build A Village, led by ArchForKids at Express Yourself 2017! ArchForKids provides young people with dynamic, hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, engineering, urban planning and design.

Express Yourself 2017 Preview!

We are pleased to invite you to attend ArtWorks’ 28th Express Yourself Show! Our Young Artists facing chronic and life-limiting illness and their families, will take part in a gallery exhibition and awe-inspiring performances on Sunday, Nov 12, 2017! We can’t wait for all of our New York and New Jersey Young Artists to come together for Express Yourself 2017! Here is a quick preview of some of the pieces that will be featured in our gallery showcase!

Beatboxing and Graffiti Workshop at Children's Hospital at Montefiore

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 our Young Artists, along with the Made Visible Foundation and our Teaching Artists Soul Inscribed, had a day that was full of beat-boxing and graffiti art-making fun at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Videographer: Sammy Levine

About ArtWorks 2017

The mission of ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation is to improve the healthcare experience of pediatric patients by providing programs in the creative and performing arts. ArtWorks provides children and young adults facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses, and their families, access to empowering and expressive art programs! 

What is Express Yourself?

Express Yourself is a visual and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition! By working with ArtWorks Teaching Artists as well as hospital staff including Child Life Specialists,, our participants prepare months in advance for this celebratory day.

Beatboxing and Graffiti Workshop at Children's Hospital at Montefiore

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 our Young Artists, along with the Made Visible Foundation and our Teaching Artists Soul Inscribed, had a day that was full of beatboxing and graffiti art-making fun at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Videographer: Sammy Levine.

ArtWorks Annual Art Auction and Benefit 2016

Our Live Art Benefit was a HUGE success! With over 200 guests in attendance, ArtWorks was able to raise over of $140,000! All funds will go towards ArtWorks’ creative and performing arts programs. Thank you to everyone who came out for the evening and joined us for this celebratory night! Videographer: Reiley Wooten.

ArtWorks at Mount Sinai's KZTV Studio!

Mount Sinai’s Child Life’s KidZone TV is a state of the art, interactive production and internal broadcast studio within our children’s hospital. KidZone TV produces live programming three times a day, seven days a week, for pediatric patients and families throughout the medical center on a dedicated channel. ArtWorks will be making regular studio appearances throughout the year, stay tuned!

Express Yourself 2017

We had a blast! Thank you so much to everyone who came to Express Yourself and made our 28th event such a success! We had over 150 paintings hanging on our gallery walls, over 10 uniquely designed sculptures and more than 10 performances taking the stage! We celebrated the amazing talent and spirit of all our Young Artists along side 250 guests!

Express Yourself would not be possible without all of our generous framers who donated their resources and time into each piece of artwork. We would also like to thank all of our fantastic volunteers who spent their days making sure our event ran smoothly! We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who made it all possible!

Express Yourself New York 2016

Express Yourself-New York is a visual and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition!

Express Yourself New York 2016 Trailer

Express Yourself New York is a visual and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition! Here is a snippet of last year’s show!

Beyond Medicine- docyourstory

This is a clip from “Beyond Medicine” a documentary produced by docyourstory. This highlights the Child Life field and the impact on pediatric patients who face chronic and life-limiting illness. Dr. Michael Harris of Hackensack University Medical Center is an important contributing member to the creation of ArtWorks and a strong supporter of Child Life since the beginning.

Henry Viscardi School Assembly 2016

An inspiring day for both ArtWorks and the students at the Henry Viscardi School as ArtWorks Teaching Artists Baba, Yako, and Duv of Soul Inscribed led an incredible workshop in beat-boxing and graffiti art!

The Laser Painting Program

Here is an introductory video of ArtWorks Art Facilitator, Deborah Dawson and the Laser Painting Program!

About ArtWorks

This video is an overview of the non-profit organization ArtWorks. ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-limiting illness, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression, and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.

ArtWorks Foundation on CNN

The Glenn Beck Show on CNN Headlines profiles ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation. ArtWorks provides children and young adults with chronic and life-limiting illness with the tools and forum for creative artistic expression.