Poetry

June First Friday exhibit celebrates student work

The June First Friday pop up exhibit showcased student art from Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy, Southwark School and Rhoads Elementary School — all partner schools of ArtWell. A steady stream of guests bore witness to the power of creativity and the role it plays in students’ lives. In under-resourced schools, children may not experience any creative […]

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Student celebration caps ArtWell, Rhoads 2015/2016 program year

ArtWell, Rhoads Elementary Student Celebration: A Culmination of a Year of Deep Work and Partnership through the Arts Throughout the 2015-2016 school year an amazing team of ArtWell teaching artists worked intensively with third and fourth grade students at James Rhoads Elementary School through poetry, percussion, visual art and theater. The program’s culminating performance and celebration on Wednesday, […]

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Live in Philly 2016 Poetic Address to the Nation Features Philly’s Talented Artists

What a great time on Saturday (Feb 20th)! Re-inventing the Pledge of Allegiance and creating a collective found word poem with folks who came out to the Painted Bride Art Center for the 2016 Poetic Address to the Nation.  Congratulations to all of the talented artists who contributed and performed, including ArtWell teaching artists Yolanda Wisher – […]

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Teaching & Working Artist: Sara Graybeal

ArtWell is home to some of Philadelphia’s most diverse artists. These nonconventional thinkers are constantly living outside of the box and are the teachers we trust to deliver our key lessons in your classrooms. Meet Sara Graybeal. Sara is a writer and a spoken word artist and the current leader of the Youth Leadership Council. […]

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Responding to Loss: When Words Aren’t Enough

In the wake of the recent Newtown tragedy, we hold the the victims and their community in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are also with children and teachers across the country, especially those whom we work so closely with each week. We recognize the increased fear, tension and stress in our local schools among […]

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Highlights of the Summer

ArtWell at the Zoo! On Sunday, July 10th we kicked-off our 10th Anniversary Celebration with free music and art activities for children and families visiting the Philadelphia Zoo. From 11-3pm over 100 people were engaged in mask-making, painting, poetry writing, music and dance. Information about ArtWell was distributed, including our new logo and website, and […]

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