December 2015 Newsletter

Dear ASI Enthusiasts, Supporters and Volunteers,

This Thanksgiving weekend I want to share my heartfelt thanks to you for making Art Sphere the arts non-profit organization that it is and sharing our work with others to inspire positive change throughout Philadelphia.

Here are some of the many things Art Sphere staff are grateful for this season and why I am so appreciative to know them and do this work:

ASI community and friends, the hope and oneness in purpose that our cleanup programs bring, great memories and funny kid stories that make me smile, the transformation of recreation center into a temporary nurturing home with wonderful cooking smells of chicken soup from our Art and Food demonstration, witnessing change and growth, sharing art materials and creativity with our art boxes, sense of connection working in teams and supporting one another, harmony of everyone learning and painting murals together, gratitude for having knowledge and skills to be able to give, bringing happiness into others’ lives by teaching about what I know and love, to be a part of a group that celebrates the abundance of diversity in our city with art, teamwork, making a difference in children’s lives, to share my culture and language with others, to be able to promote humanity and freedom by being an artist and teacher.

Thank you for being our Fans!

We look forward to your participation at our upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 1, from both 12 to1pm and from 4 to 6pm, Giving Tuesday #unselfie Event at Di Bruno’s located in the Comcast Center (Check it out on Facebook and on Twitter!).

See our latest web site updates:

Now available free print friendly black and white version of our e-book “Creating Legacies Through Art”, also available in Spanish.

And in 2016…

Saturday, January 9, from 1pm to 4pm, “Mouse Book Project” at the Ardmore Library grand opening.

ASI MLK 2015

Monday, January 18, from 9am to 12 noon for the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Fishtown Recreation Center.

Chef Maria Campbell

Read more about our work on Philly Art & Food Community Blog.

Art Sphere is teaching “art and food” with ceramics this Fall and Spring with our “Minnow Preschool Art Program” at Fishtown Recreation Center.

Read lesson plans here taught this Fall at Preschool Ceramics Programs at Shissler and Samuels Recreation Centers.

Art Box Assembling at Fishtown Recreation Center with Philadelphia Chefs

You can help Art Sphere bring quality art education to deserving Philly students! Check out our Art Box Campaign!

After school ceramics program with Penn Treaty High School students at Penn Treaty High and In-school ceramics programs with two classes with Penn Treaty High School students

Painting Playground Equipment, Making cards for seniors and Soldiers and Art Box making and Mural painting with Episcopal Academy, Agnes Irwin School and Arcadia University.

Art Institute of Philadelphia Video Team Making ASI Videos and Helping ASI with Move from 915 Spring Garden.

Thank you University of Penn Students assisting ASI in after school ceramics program with Penn Treaty Middle School and students at Penn Treaty Middle School for brainstorming these ideas for Spring ASI Clay tile mural classes.

November Perimeter Veteran Center Mural and Cleanup with Travis Manion Volunteers and Veterans.

Thank you Chef Adam, Paul and William from Johnny Brendas for Fishtown Recreation Center Chicken Soup Cooking Demo!

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, Travis Manion Foundation, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, PECO, Agnes Irwin H.S., WorkReady, Di Brunos Bros., and many individuals for their support.

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.