- Thea Foundation
Art by Arkansas Children's Patients to be Exhibited at Thea Foundation
Through the month of October, Thea Foundation will exhibit works by patients of Arkansas Children’s at our gallery space located at 401 Main Street in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 19, during Argenta Art Walk. During the reception, Arkansas Children’s artists-in-residence will be present to share about the works and their program at the hospital.
Arkansas Children's has two artists-in-residence. Hamid Ebrahimifar and Elizabeth Weber are funded by an In-School-Residency (ISR) Grant from the Arkansas Arts Council and Child Life and Education donors. The ISR artists facilitate art projects that support the core curriculum, both in the classroom setting and at the bedside. Elizabeth and Hamid educate patients and families about the process of art, while at the same time teaching them that, despite an injury, illness, or disability, they can be successful at art.
Outside of the reception, this exhibition may be seen during Thea Foundation’s regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Calling ahead is encouraged, as our staff is regularly out of the office for meetings and events.
Thea Foundation’s mission is to advocate the importance of the arts in the development of our youth. Our programs are designed to help youth find confidence through creative expression, during and after school. Thea Foundation has awarded $2.25 million in scholarships to Arkansas high school seniors, distributed more than $1.5 million in art supplies to underfunded schools and implemented many programs that provide creative experiences for Arkansas's youth. For more information about Thea Foundation, visit theafoundation.org or call (501) 379-9512.
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