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ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea
ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea

Join the Thea Foundation as Arkansas Children’s Hospital presents works of art by its patients and artists-in-residence from December 16 to 20, culminating with an art sale of works by ACH patients on Friday, December 20, in conjunction with the Argenta ArtWalk, 5:00 - 8:00pm.

The Artist-in-Residency Program, made possible through a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, brings art participation to the patient’s bedside, allowing the patient an outlet for expression and creativity.  While expanding the patient and family’s view of their hospitalization, the artists’ physical presence allows the family member or care giver to become involved in the process. Art is another way for patients to express themselves and gain some control over their environment, decreasing their fear and anxiety of being in a hospital.
Over the course of the residency, artists Hamid Ebrahimifar and Elizabeth Weber develop and implement several educational projects as individual and group needs are assessed. The projects directly support, not only the content standards within the Arkansas Fine Arts Frameworks, but also address key areas within the Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Science Frameworks across all grade levels.

The Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street, Suite 100, North Little Rock.  Gallery hours are M - F, 9am - 12pm, 1 - 5pm.  Admission is free and open to the public during the week and during the Argenta ArtWalk.  For more information, visit www.theafoundation.org or call 501-379-9512.