Over the weekend, Wide Angle Youth Media, a Baltimore-based non-profit that provides local youth with media skills and training, got some bad news.
Mark your calendars! Cylburn Arboretum will host June 14 and 15 its third “Celebration of Art” at Cylburn at 4915 Greenspring Avenue. Join Honorary Co-Chairs Gary and Elana Vikan for a show and sale of the works of dozens of local artists working in media ranging from watercolor, oil, photography and sculpture and more and a variety of events and lectures highlighting the connection between nature and art.
Courtesy Citybizlist– Approximately fourteen years ago, Randi Pupkin gave up her career as an active and successful litigation attorney to found and work full time for Art with a Heart. Today, the not-for-profit organization with a stated mission of “enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art,” is responsible for programing more than 7,100 separate art classes on an annual basis and has countless stories of “steering lives on the proper path” through building strong and life-long relationships with its students.
Q. What is the mission of Art with a Heart?
A. To enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. We provide Baltimore’s underserved children, youth and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment.
We currently teach more than 7,100 art classes annually to students attending schools, people in senior centers and hospitals and individuals living in group homes, shelters and community centers. In addition, Art with a Heart functions as the primary art teacher in many schools throughout the Baltimore region. We currently have more than fifty teachers and assistants with more than thirty separate sites. And, we have fourteen people on our Board of Directors.
Does anyone really like a conference? Too often they’re long-winded, overly structured and just plain dull; the only upside is the free lunch. Which is exactly why unWIREd, a gathering of Baltimore’s non-profit/business/technology leaders that takes place this weekend, is billing itself an “unconference.”