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Youth Poets Are Powerful

Amanda Gorman mesmerized our nation —article by Camila Sotela

Heart to Heart

A heart-to-heart conversation with Catherine O’Neill Thorn, inviting a response from our supporters.

Badass-Ray Arterburn

The poem “Badass” written and performed by AfA youth poet Ray Arterburn

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My Poems-Sammi Little

My Poems
by Sammi Little, 16

Three Art from Ashes youth poets

NEW Youth Ambassador Program

One way for youth to exercise their power by having more choices, which is why we created…

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Giving Tuesday 2020

Mark your calendars to pack a local punch on Giving Tuesday, December 1st. Join donors from…

First Friday Instagram

You can still hear our youth poets perform every First Friday on Instagram @afaphoenix

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Writing Kits

More than 80 Phoenix Rising creative writing kits have been delivered to schools and other agencies thanks to a generous grant from TGYS!

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Share Your Poem

Hello, Creative Genius! Have a poem you’ve written from one of our prompts? You can share it with us right here!

Events

First Friday Youth Workshops/Performance

PerformanceFlyerJoin us every First Friday in the ArtsDistrict on Santa Fe for a youth performance at Denver Art Society at 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.
Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required at Art from Ashes for more information.

Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE one-hour performance workshop.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for public performance.

All Sacred Foundation Tattoo & Poetry Fundraiser

all sacred foundationThe second All Sacred Foundation fundraiser for Art from Ashes, Phoenix Multisport and Planned Pethood will be held this upcoming First Friday. Join us for some wicked cool tatts performed by some of the best tattoo artists in Denver and for some poetry performed by the youth poets of Art from Ashes!

Free Youth Drop-In Wordshop!

mcnichols_flyer_frontYouth 24 and younger can drop in for a free Phoenix Rising empowerment wordshop at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. We provide the snacks, the water, and the art and writing materials. You bring your creativity!

Adult Intro Workshop

PencilPaperADULT INTRODUCTORY WORDSHOP SERIES

The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.

:: Wednesdays from 6 to 7.30 pm, April 29–June 3 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn

$175 payment due by April 22 :: check, cash or pay online with PayPal
(You don’t need a PayPal account; just select “Pay with a debit or credit card” on the PayPal page.)

AfA Featured on Colorado & Company

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Catherine and youth poet PJ Sykes on Colorado & Company in 2013

Catherine and  a youth poet will be featured on Colorado & Company, on Channel 9! Tune in for the youth performance!

First Friday Youth Performance

FirstFriday-postcardJoin us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances:

The first performance is at the Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.

Starting in June 2015, the All Sacred Foundation Fundraiser will be held every First Friday at Green Spaces, 1368 26th St in Denver. Come for Tattoos & Poetry (or just poetry. whatever. :D). All proceeds from the tattoos that evening go to three organizations, including Art from Ashes, plus our youth poets perform!

All Sacred Foundation is a fundraising collective made up of different personalities, professions, preoccupations, and personal pursuits. Drawn together by a core set of values and principles about the community, our world, and our place and purpose within it. We share and collectively embody an unrelenting passion to improve and enhance our community, effectively making it a better place for one and all.

Currently All Sacred is composed primarily of tattoo artists who donate their time and expertise to fundraising for local nonprofits once a month. Please support Art from Ashes when you get a tattoo by going to their Facebook page and making an appointment!

Contact Art from Ashes for more information.

First Friday Youth Performance

FirstFriday-postcard 2015Join us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances:

The first performance is at the Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.

Starting in June 2015, the All Sacred Foundation Fundraiser benefitting Art from Ashes will be held every First Friday at Green Spaces, 1368 26th St in Denver. Come for Tattoos & Poetry (or just poetry. whatever. :D). All proceeds from the tattoos that evening go to three organizations, including Art from Ashes, plus our youth poets perform!

Please support Art from Ashes when you get a tattoo by going to their Facebook page and making an appointment!

Contact Ashley Cornelius at Art from Ashes for more information.

Interview-9News

COCOTune in to Channel 9 Colorado & Company on Dec 30th between 10 and 11 am and catch an interview with Art from Ashes Executive Director Catherine O’Neill Thorn and youth poet and board representative Khalid El-Shabazz!

 

Youth Drop-In Wordshop

Join facilitator Cameron Shaw and guest poets from the community for a FREE two-hour poetry and spoken word workshop at the McNichols building in Civic Center Park.McNichols-flyer2015

Open to all youth ages 14-24.