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DOWNLOAD: Holiday Gift Printable

December 21, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Thank you for honoring a special person in your life this holiday season! Click here to download your PRINTABLE gift notification. Here’s an EMAIL version, too. (Right-click the link to “Open Link in New Tab,” then “Save Image As” to download.) We’re so grateful that you’ve chosen to support patients and families in this special […]

Roll & Stroll: Double Your Impact!

December 20, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Thank you for being a part of our 5th Annual Roll & Stroll! Please consider doubling (or tripling or quadrupling!) the difference you’ve made by sponsoring more art lessons for young patients and families at Brenner Children’s Hospital. $25 = 1 art lesson How many will YOU sponsor today?

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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

Hitting the Jackpot with Leo the Color Man

June 29, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

When a well-known, innovative, inspiring, colorful, and charismatic, professional artist and illustrator seeks you out with an offer to lead a workshop with Arts For Life patients and families, it’s like opening your door to a person standing on your stoop with one of those giant checks and a fistful of balloons. It’s winning the […]

Enriching Community, Celebrating Local Artists

| By Annie Rogers

What do you think of when you hear the word community? Maybe you think of your friends or family, your colleagues or teammates. You might think of your school, your church, or your neighborhood. If you’re a patient or family member going through treatment for a serious illness or disability though, chances are, you think […]

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Lesson: Kaitcetera Paper Quilts

| By Annie Rogers

  [all photos courtesy of Kait Neely via http://www.kaitcetera.com/] Kait Neely is a Winston-Salem-based artist known for her colorful, imaginative quilts. You can see more examples of her beautiful work on her website. Mimicking quilt patterns with paper scraps is a great way to encourage creativity while also developing math skills! As you place you […]