Arts For Life Blog

The Lessons of Love

July 1, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Any parent knows parenthood is an adventure. One of our Music Teachers, Marty Edwards, shares how the adventure of fatherhood informs his work with Arts For Life. Of course, Marty would say it’s a calling rather than a job. In his own words: “When my four year old son gazes up at me, he sees […]

MEET: Nine-year-old Reese

| By Rachel Zink

Reese just turned nine years old, and he spends at least 21 days in the hospital each time he comes to receive his chemo treatments. By the end of the first week his walls, IV pole, and ceiling are covered in artwork. He has even started selling some of the art to his nurses, doctors, […]

Adventure Starts a Research Scientist on the Path to Arts For Life

| By Rachel Zink

The path that led our new board member, Doris Rouse PhD, began with an amazing adventure. When Doris graduated from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry, she joined the Peace Corps and left everything familiar to teach science in Tugbake, a small, remote village in Liberia. She fell in love with the children and […]

Rise & SHINE! in Asheville

June 18, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, October 10 8:30-10:00AM Highland Brewing Company Event Center 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 Asheville, North Carolina 28803 Featuring special guest: David Holt! Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Holt plays ten acoustic instruments and […]

Kaleidoscope: Art of the Triangle

| By Rachel Zink

This year’s community art exhibit, Kaleidoscope: Art of the Triangle, will be held at FRANK Community Gallery and features artwork created by pediatric patients and their family members in the Arts For Life program at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Each of the artworks features the Triangle, a nod to our home where we […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine

June 11, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, September 26. 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 battling illness and disability. Our breakfast is […]

Rise & Shine! in Winston-Salem

| By Rachel Zink

Thursday, September 26, 2019Forsyth Country Club 7:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 8:15 – 9:00AM – Speaker’s Program RSVP by Friday, September 20 Interested in Sponsoring or serving as a Table Host?Contact us for details. Can’t make it on September 26, but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids in […]

Rise & SHINE! in Durham

June 4, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Sunday, September 29 Join us for a late BRUNCH this year! from 1:00 – 2:30PM at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh RSVP Here Today! Interested in serving as a Table Host or Sponsoring Rise & Shine? Contact us today! Can’t make it on September 29, but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids […]

Now Hiring! Part-time Art Teacher in Charlotte

May 29, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

Arts For Life and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, are looking for a stellar Art Teacher to join the staff team, teaching art lessons to pediatric patients battling cancer and blood disease for 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate: Has a lot of experience (at least 3 years) teaching art, in a wide […]