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Colorado Gives Day is December 9th this year, and your donation carries even more weight because of a FirstBank incentive fund. we would love you to consider Art from Ashes youth as the beneficiaries of your generosity.
We’re also having a party at Appaloosa Grill between 6 and 9 pm on the 9th to celebrate our donors and youth and staff and board and volunteers and… well, everyone who has made AfA possible for the past 11 years!
And if you would rather give early, you can do that, too, by selecting the CO GIVES DAY button when donating .
We could really use the support, this year in particular. Please help out with however much you are able! http://bit.ly/afacogivesday
Executive Director, Poet, Healer, Mentor and Activist Catherine O’Neill Thorn discusses her work with at-risk youth and the philosophy behind the empowering nature of poetry with Michael Keen, Program Director at Museum of Outdoor Arts and host of Powered By Art. She guides listeners through a poetry prompt (the 30-second silences while the host wrote his answers were edited out). Try the three-minute prompt and discover your inner poet!
Also included is a poem by a 12-year-old boy which was written using the Art from Ashes method and shows the incredible creativity latent in us all.
Funding will be used for programs and operational support. Thank you, taxpayers for supporting the arts and sciences in Colorado!
Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history.
Franklin Cruz, PJ Sykes and Catherine O’Neill Thorn represented Art from Ashes at the Out Front third annual Power Party! Thanks Jerry and JC, owners of Out Front, for the invitation. Stay tuned for YouTube performances!
AfA was named a Finalist for the prestigious President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. In the certificate from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Art from Ashes is noted as “one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the country.” The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities “bridges the interests of federal agencies and the private sector, supports special projects that increase participation and excellence in the arts and humanities and helps incorporate these disciplines into White House objectives under our Honorary Chairperson First Lady Michelle Obama.”