Fall 2017 Newsletter

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summer program 2017

Students from ASI Summer Program 2017

Dear ASI Enthusiasts, Supporters and Volunteers,

We hope that the summer inspired your personal art and garden projects as much as it has ours! Planting seeds of healing through art, we are happy that our expanded programs have received so much positive feedback about the impact made on students’ lives. This Fall, as we review our student test scores, and student, parent and partner site feed back, we are in the process of harvesting our successes!

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Thanks to the generous support of Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD), we were able to run a record number of summer programs at Fishtown, Shissler, Cione and Towey Recreation centers and art workshops at Mable Morris Family Home Visit Program!

Additional support helped us to extend our program at Penn Treaty School, and introduce new summer programs at Nelson, Glavin, and Dendy Recreation Centers!

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Penn Treaty Mural Program Students working on Native Pennsylvania Fish Mural, on display at the Fairmount Water Works

It is a joy to take a moment to look back at the programs we have led, and to announce upcoming activities for the fall. Explore the links below to review some of our 2017 Highlights. We look forward to creating even more meaningful masterpieces with our students.

Highlights from ASI Spring and Summer 2017

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ASI Back to School Art and School Supply Drive

Friends, it is through your support that our art students are empowered to learn positive, creative methods of processing in what is often a confusing and harsh world. You have helped us provide art materials and school supplies to our students for many of our Summer art programs including: Dendy, Shissler, Cione, Towey and Fishtown Recreation Centers. This Fall ASI’s Preschool Art Programs at Shissler, Cione and Fishtown Recreation Centers, and ASI’s after school Art Programs at Towey Recreation Center and Penn Treaty School distributed art materials so students could start out the school year prepared.  Consider donating to our Art Box Campaign for our students this Spring and join us to assemble art materials during our MLK day of service  event Monday 9 am-12 noon at our office at the BOK.

Sign up to Volunteer by contacting ASI Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Hatala at  volunteercoordinator@artsphere.org.





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ASI Social Media Coordinator, Caroline Suh at 1100 Social April, 2017

Get Involved: Sign up to Volunteer or Intern with ASI!

We are now in the process of recruiting teaching and office interns for our Spring programs, which will run January through April (See ASI Calendar).

Volunteer Application

Volunteer and Intern Positions

Volunteer Orientation:
Time: Friday, December 8, 10am-12pm
Location: Bok Building


ASI Sponsors Make Creative Tomorrows

Thank you sponsors

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation, Louis N. Cassett Foundation, Christopher Ludwick Foundation, Rosenlund Family Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Penn Treaty Special Services District, PECO, Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Arcadia University, Drexel University, Exelon, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Seraphin Gallery, individuals and local artists for their support of our children’s art programs!

Employer Contributions

Many employers participate in United Way campaigns and Art Sphere Inc. is an approved United Way donor choice organization. You can designate your United Way contribution to Art Sphere Inc. by selecting donor choice #16265.

Ways of Donating to ASI

ASI depends on the generous monetary and service contributions from individuals and corporations in the Philadelphia area, across the United States, and all over the world. Any monetary contributions are tax-deductible (501C3) and directly support ASI’s educational programs.