ALL TOGETHER NOW
Celebrating the artwork of young artists in Arts For Life programs at Mission Children’s Hospital.
On display at Grovewood Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 2-5pm
When kids make art, they tell stories. Over and over, spontaneously and unprompted, they paint, draw, and sculpt different aspects of their lives: their homes and families, their hobbies, the places they go, the people who inspire them, the mundane things that make up their daily routines. No matter where the artists come from or what challenges they face, it’s clear in their art: kids value and cherish and notice the same things — a great friend, a loving caregiver, safe transportation, spaces that feel like home, beloved pets, outdoor time. Without thinking about it, kids create worlds in their artwork that are deeply, universally, familiar to all of us.
All Together Now is a celebration of these things we all have in common.
Young artists like Autumn (l) and Arwyn (r) have been busy these past few months creating artwork around the themes of community and togetherness.
This year’s show marks the 3rd annual exhibition of artwork created by pediatric patients’ and participants in the Arts For Life program at Mission Children’s Hospital to be hosted by Grovewood Gallery in Asheville. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 2-5pm, and will include complimentary ice cream, craft activities for kids, and live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots (performing 3-4pm).
Admission is free, and all artwork will be available for sale, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the exhibition’s opening day.
All Together Now is curated by Annie Rogers, Program Director, and Anna Long, Program Coordinator at Arts For Life. “For our 2019 All Together Now show, we were inspired by theidea of community: where we live, who we meet, places we go, things we share, activities that bring us together,” says Annie Rogers. “At times nostalgic, whimsical, and poignant, the work will invite the viewer to explore and celebrate the commonalities between us all.”