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SUPPORT SNOW CITY ARTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND HELP BRING A VIBRANT VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION TO 1,000 CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE HOSPITAL!
One student, Jadisha, recently held her high school graduation in the Snow City Arts ‘Idea Lab’ at the hospital, and had this to say.”When I got really sick and taken to the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), I thought my dream of graduating this year was not going to become a reality. But my in-hospital schoolteacher told me, ‘We can do this,’ and that I would be working with Snow City Arts. I want to thank Snow City for their time, patience, understanding, and hard work. I know that sometimes I was not at my full potential, but they were always there for me.” – Jadisha, at her High School Graduation.
“Jadisha grew more and more comfortable with the notion of image as a way to communicate abstract concepts and emotions, getting to the point where she was very comfortable with the complex poems from Neruda’s ‘Book of Questions’. She learned that her responses to the poems could be easily turned into poems themselves.” – Eric Elshtain, Ph.D., SCA Poet-in-Residence
“Jadisha had her first piano lesson today! She very quickly picked up the letter names of the notes and was able to use them to refer to what we were doing. Listening back to the sweet, slow, contemplative duet we’d recorded together, she commented that it sounded not like a dance, or a lullaby, but like a piece of music that you would want to listen to while reflecting, thinking, or meditating. We titled it “Reflection.” – Ronnie Kuller, SCA Musician-in-Residence
“Jadisha created a stopmotion collage GIF using colored paper and magazine clippings. She worked well with shape, color and texture as she cut out different shapes, combining them to create an animated blooming flower and garden background. She learned about foreground and background, how found imagery can be deconstructed to provide new meaning, and how images can tell a story.” – Mikey Peterson, Snow City Arts Filmmaker-in-Residence
With your support, arts learning experiences like Jadisha’s are possible for 1,000 children and youth each year. Contribute today!