Arts For Life Blog

Creative Tools to Last a Lifetime

October 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Just about five years ago, I made one of the clearest memories I have ever made at Arts For Life. I was in a hospital room with Sydney, then 7 years old. I was sitting on the end of her bed. The hospital –  the doctors, the nurses, the pokes, the tests, the tension, the […]

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“Made In House” Art Show and Opening Reception

October 28, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

What: “Made In House” Opening Reception to celebrate newly installed permanent artwork on display at Mission Children’s Reuter Outpatient Center. Who: Mission patients, family members, volunteers, and staff; Open to the Public Where: Reuter Outpatient Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803 Arts For Life invites patients, family members, Mission staff and volunteers, as […]

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Season’s Greeting (Cards) from Arts For Life!

October 14, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Celebrate the giving season by supporting young artists in hospitals across North Carolina with our special holiday cards This year, one artist from each of our four chapters contributed a design for our cards: Their bird-inspired winter scenes are colorful, whimsical, and sure to bring a smile to the faces of your clients, colleagues, friends […]

Reflection on an Arts For Life Summer Internship

August 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

This week, in each of our chapters across the state, we are saying “so long” to our summer interns. The end of the summer is always bittersweet. 12 weeks – the length of time summer interns commit – goes by in a blink, so packed are their 16 weekly hours with teaching,  planning, community outreach, […]

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Lesson: Local Map Doodles

| By Annie Rogers

Have you noticed that “coloring” is having a moment? These days, you can buy coloring books everywhere – even in the grocery store line! This lesson offers the same mind-quieting, free-flowing benefits of coloring, with some added challenge and dimension. You can use that 1980’s atlas gathering dust on your highest bookshelf or – if […]

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“No one uses real maps anymore…”

| By Annie Rogers

…except when they’re making art! That’s what the kids at the art table at the Valvano Day Hospital at Duke Children’s all agreed as they sat together transforming old black and white maps into colorful works of art using this Local Map Doodles lesson last week. The lesson is just one of sixteen different lessons […]

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Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine

August 16, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, April 6. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: kids and teens in treatment at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Our […]

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Local Color! in Durham

August 14, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today.   Check out our Facebook photo album of last year’s event! Huge thanks to our 2016 Local Color sponsors! Duke Hospital Auxiliary The Rickhouse Carol & Crafton Mitchell Woodward Financial Advisors CT Wilson Construction Riverbank Construction PuddleBaby Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today. $45 for a Single […]

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Lesson: Lines in Motion Collage

July 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Have you ever noticed how everything that moves – cars, bikes, birds, planes, people – moves in a different way? Some things, people, and animals travel slowly with purpose and intention; some travel in choppy rhythm. Some glide, some hop, some roll, some even crash! What if you had to draw that motion? What would […]