Meet the Arts Nonprofit: Arts for Life
Arts For Life supports pediatric patients and families through arts education in four chapters across North Carolina. The nonprofit began here in the Triad back in 2001 at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem.
David Ford spoke with Arts for Life Executive Director Rachel Zink and Program Director Betsey McLawhorn. Arts for Life patients in all three of their hospital-based programs: clinic waiting room art tables, bedside art lessons, and art support groups have been busy at work for months creating original artwork and an original film for their new show “Outside the Box". The exhibit will feature creatively recycled cardboard-inspired artwork (masks, sculptures, and costumes) from kids in Arts for Life's programs at Brenner Children's Hospital. The opening Reception for "Outside the Box" Art Exhibit is Thursday, July 17th at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. It’s an all-ages exhibit with an interactive hands-on art activity for attendees, and a screening of the student film The Rubie Heart Adventure with cardboard costumes designed and created by Arts for Life patients.