It’s finally here! The 2017 Art from Ashes calendar is a collaboration between Colorado artists and youth poets, coordinated by Drawing on Air facilitator and Art from Ashes Director of Programs Courtney Chandler!
Over the last 13 years, Art from Ashes has seen more than 10,000 youth come through our creative expression workshops throughout Colorado. We have collected several thousand poems that express life situations and vulnerable emotions, written in only three minutes. Their words often reflect the pain and suffering many have experienced in their young lives, and also expose the power and wisdom they’ve gained through their art. From these compelling poems, we had the difficult task of selecting only a few pieces that illustrate the incredible transformation our youth experience as a result of our creative empowerment program, Phoenix Rising.
In 2016, Art from Ashes collaborated with 13 distinguished visual artists in the Colorado community to produce this calendar. We asked the artists to create imagery that epitomized the powerful poetry written by these youth.
We would love to thank you for your donation of $25 or higher with this beautiful calendar. The donation will go towards the Drawing on Air youth empowerment program.
Or stop by the office and say hi! We’d love to thank you in person and show you our new space at the corner of 10th and Navajo.
Stay tuned for an art gallery opening at our new space on the corner of Navajo and 10th Avenue featuring some of the artists and our youth poets!