February 2023
Black History Month Art Contest Winner!
We are proud of the talented Art with a Heart student from Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School who was awarded a prize in Mayor Brandon Scott's Black History Month art contest! Third grader, Miliyah Gunter won for her painting "My Black," based on artist Kimmy Cantrell's work. Miliyah's self portrait, full of lines and patterns, was created with oil pastel and colored pencil. Miliyah's work was hung in City Hall, with other winning artworks, for the month of February. Beautiful job, Miliyah!
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It's been a very busy February for the Programming team! Meaningful and creative projects for Black History Month and Valentine's Day were included in the curriculum this month for students of all ages!! Recycled, painted cardboard was used to make mosaic hearts in Art with a Heart's after-school program through Elev8 at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy. Residents of the Johnston Square Apartments worked on Adinkra styrofoam printmaking while CEC Seniors made Freedom Quilt Squares. Greenspring Overlook students saw their Kimmy Cantrell inspired cardboard portraits creatively installed while Christopher's Place members worked on painted values canvases. And to round out the month, Leith Walk Elementary Middle School students studied the work of artist Lois Mailou Jones and made beautiful portraits inspired by her work.
Special Projects
In February, Art with a Heart returned to Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary/Middle School for its third residency. In celebration of Black History Month, the students created watercolor self-portraits against ornate backgrounds in homage to Kehinde Wiley, painted shoes in honor of Jan Ernst Matzeliger, inventor of the shoe-lasting machine, and celebrated influential figures in the Black community by creating reverse-painting collage portraits. All work is proudly displayed for the school community to enjoy.
Community Service and Public Art
As part of the Charm City Crab Art Project, Art with a Heart installed its fourth crab at Baltimore's Power Plant Live! The newest crustacean installation is painted using a glitter resin technique to reflect city nightlife like a disco ball! 
Art with a Heart also installed its third Identity Shim Mirror at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. The shims were painted by students in JHU's Hop-In Program. And there is more - the work continues on the floral mosaics for the LaBurt Mosher Community mural as well as the large-scale mosaic for Catholic University.
Thank You Volunteers!
Art with a Heart is grateful for the volunteers who shared their time and talent with the organization during the month of January: T Rowe Price, T Rowe Price Global Marketing, Under Armour, Timberland , Jewish Community Services, and the ARC of the Central Chesapeake.
We are also grateful to The Impressionists who gathered this month to lend help on a special project for Carver Vocational Technical School. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished piece!
Art of Leadership
This month, Art of Leadership students discussed immigration and examined historical narratives, the naturalization process, and the U.S. Civics Test.The team welcomed panelists who immigrated to the United States and advocate for other immigrating families. Guests shared their personal experiences and insights, and in discussion with students, explored how everyday leaders can promote equity for immigrant populations and celebrate diverse cultures.

The Art of Leadership is recruiting current 9th and 10th grade students for Cohort 9! Learn more and apply through our website until March 10, 2023. 
Our young makers in the HeARTworks program at Harlem Park Recreation Center learned about typography and design practices. Students created their own vinyl stickers for journal covers with their newly learned skills! The journals are used as "maker idea-books" and serve as a place for sketches, prototypes, and reflections!

Also during February, William S. Baer School students started weekly HeARTworks classes at the Art with a Heart and have joined students from the Claremont School in creating wonderful products for the HeARTwares store!
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