Arts For Life Blog

MEET: Nine-year-old Reese

July 1, 2019 | 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 […]

It’s Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

And we celebrate the moms in our life a little bit more on this day. Thank you for honoring a special mom in your life with a gift to help Arts For Life’s young artists, musicians, and poets. Download one of the cards below to print + mail or email to your mom(s) of choice! […]

We Teach Dinosaurs Too!

March 29, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Sometimes we have children at our tables who don’t want to do art or who don’t think they are “artists”. Five-year old, Sylas is one of those. He spends a lot of time at Brenner Children’s Hospital while his little brother, Wyatt is in treatment for cancer. One of Sylas’ duties as big brother is […]

Once Upon a Time: Paper, Paint, and the Art of Story

March 11, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Celebrating the artwork of young patients in Arts For Life programs at Brenner Children’s Hospital. On display at SECCA // Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art April 25th-May 12th, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2019,  5-8 pm View and share the Facebook Event HERE. Books transport us to a magical world where anything is possible […]