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MOCA Jacksonville Hosts 12th Year of What Lifts You Up Featuring the Work of 16 Young Patient Artists – Action News Jax

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MOCA Jacksonville is pleased to announce the new What Lifts You Up exhibit in partnership with Art with a Heart in Healthcare. The exhibition can be seen from September 11 at 2 p.m. to January 8, 2023.

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Patient Art Exhibition Opening at MOCA

News4Jax

Artist-in-Residence Brooke and patient artist Mila talk to News4Jax about "What Lifts You Up" patient art show opening reception.

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MOCA JACKSONVILLE AND ART WITH A HEART IN HEALTHCARE PARTNER FOR 12TH YEAR

Jax Chamber

MOCA Jacksonville is pleased to announce the new exhibition What Lifts You Up, in partnership with Art with a Heart in Healthcare.

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Work of 16 young patient artists on exhibit AWAHIH, MOCA story

Ponte Vedra Recorder

The teams at Art with a Heart in
Healthcare and MOCA Jacksonville work
together each year to develop a unique patient art exhibition based on a prompt or
question that inspires imagination, artistry
and individual expression among young
patients, who work under the guidance of
an artist-in-residence.

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Beaches event celebrates arts, area artists
Sold-out gathering raises money for First Coast Cultural Center

Ponte Vedra Recorder

The winner of the Community Impact Award was Art With a Heart in Healthcare, which provides personalized fine art experiences that enhance the healing process for patients and their families.

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Therapeutic art organization plans fundraiser

Ponte Vedra Recorder

Art with a Heart in Healthcare offers young hospital patients a means to reduce stress and pain.

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Behind the Mask: Kids on the First Coast create self-portraits

First Coast News

Children from Wolfson Children's Hospital on the First Coast worked with professional artists to create a digital self-portrait.

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Behind the Mask- Art with a Heart in Healthcare

Arbus Magazine - Arts and Healing Edition Oct & Nov 2021

Each year, for eleven years now, patients collaborate with AWAHIH Artists-in-Residence to create artwork with a unique theme and then exhibit the artwork at MOCA Jacksonville.

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Groups like Art With a Heart need your support

The Florida Times-Union

At a time when media is quick to point out numbers of COVID-19 patients and challenges that this pandemic has cost every industry in this country – and the world – now is the time to take a moment to
pause and be grateful for organizations like Art With a Heart in Healthcare. It’s an organization that focuses on one number at a time: the individual patient they’re trying to bring a smile to.

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Whitaker Gallery fall show to serve as fundraiser for Art with a Heart in Healthcare

The Florida Times-Union

The fall show opening event will also serve as a fundraiser, with a piece of art by each artist to be raffled to benefit the programs and services of Art with a Heart in Healthcare.

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Young hospital patients exhibit work at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

Ponte Vedra Recorder.

Art With a Heart in Healthcare continues its partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art for the 11th year with an exhibition titled “Behind the Mask.”

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'Behind the mask' patient art exhibit

News4Jax: The Morning Show

AWAHIH Artist-in-Residence Brooke speaks with Vic Micolucci at Ch. 4’s (News4Jax) The Morning Show about AWAHIH and MOCA's 'Behind the Mask' patient art exhibition.

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Paintings created by Art with a Heart in Healthcare artists for Nemours Children’s Health System features new program

Ponte Vedra Recorder

Art with a Heart in Healthcare artists-in-residence and volunteers Dylan Bauer, Teresa Graham, Lisa Miyares, Brooke McKinney, Matt Richards and Jill Swanson created more than 20 paintings for the project which are in 16 exam rooms, and treatment and triage areas in the children’s pulmonology unit.

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Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club Foundation raises more than $95,000 for local charities

Ponte Vedra Recorder

Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club Foundation chooses Art with a Heart in Healthcare to receive a portion of the $95,000 they raised for local charities.

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IMAGINATION SQUARED10 art exhibition celebrates Project Atrium’s 10-year anniversary

Resident Community News Group, INC.

Art with a Heart in Healthcare team members contributed artwork to MOCA Jacksonville's 10-year anniversary Project Atrium art exhibition, IMAGINATION SQUARED10

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STORIES OF PANDEMIC PIVOTS IN ST. AUGUSTINE

St. Augustine Social

“Art with a Heart in Healthcare has needed to pivot to a virtual art sessions to continue to work with the patients and families in the hospital setting. Our artists have made more than 60 art videos and 100’s of coloring sheets for our patients and families to take part in. Everyone needs art right now!” – Christy Ponder

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A Decade of [P]ARTnership

Arbus Magazine

Art with a Heart in Healthcare retrospective celebrates ten years of exhibits at MOCA Jacksonville!

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MOCA and AWAHIH partner for ten years working with pediatric patients

Florida Times Union, Metro

“This is such an honor to be able to reach out to these past patients and hear their stories of how art impacted their time in the hospital.”

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The Mett Family of Yulee Donates to Art with a Heart in Healthcare

St. Augustine Social

Art with a Heart in Healthcare has received its annual donation of funds and art supplies from the Mett family of Yulee, Fla. Since 2012, Shannel Mett and her family celebrate their son Kaylum Dean Anthony Frank’s life and preserve his legacy by giving back to the organization. Their donation will be used in countless future art sessions with hospitalized children.

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Nonprofit Art with a Heart in Healthcare helps children battle illness through virtual art projects amid the coronavirus pandemic

Action News Jax

A local nonprofit is making sure that children battling an illness inside a hospital get the tools they need to find their inner artist. Even though the artist behind Art with a Heart in Healthcare can't meet in person, the organization is helping children heal during the pandemic.

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Nonprofit Arts in Medicine Organization Provides Patients with Art Supplies...

National Organization for Arts in Health

Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to arts and healing. Six days a week, AWAHIH’s team of Artists-in-Residence, volunteers, and interns provide personalized, fine art sessions to patients and their families at the hospital bedside, in outpatient clinic waiting rooms, and in inpatient hospital playrooms.

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AWAHIH offers free virtual art sessions for Children

The St. Augustine Record

The Let’s Make Art program supports the need for creative activities while young patients are sheltering-in-place at home or in the hospital during the COVID 19 pandemic, and other times when they need to stay indoors.The online art program and art-to-go care bag projects are in place providing fine art experiences while enhancing the healing process for homebound children, and patients and families in the hospital.

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Coloring the World for Sick Kids

The Florida Times Union

Children with a serious illness are coping with an even greater struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. Art with a Heart in Healthcare offers free virtual, interactive art sessions, coloring pages, music and storytelling.

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Animal-Gamation: Art with a Heart in Healthcare at MOCA

Arbus Magazine

For this exhibition, each artist started with a question "If you could create your own animal, what would it look like?" In answering, each patient rendered his or her own unique artwork, exploring their personalities, stories, and identities in an animal form on collaged canvas.

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A New Door to Care


Arbus Magazine

The groundbreaking ceremony, held May 14, 2019, featured eighteen shovels (two kid-sized) created by Dylan Bauer, artist-in-residence with Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH).

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Annual art exhibition features works by young patients

Circles Charity Register

Raven, 18-year-old patient, worked with Art With a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) program at Wolfson, during which an artist worked one-on-one with him to help him outwardly express his inner traits by channeling his creativity into a collage on canvas.

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Battling cancer with art, Jacksonville area kids' art displayed at MOCA

Action News Jax

It was Art with a Heart, a local nonprofit that works with hospitals around our area that helped him heal through this difficult time.

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MOCA Jacksonville and Art with a Heart in Healthcare showcase child patients’ creativity

The Florida Times Union Jacksonville

Art with a Heart in Healthcare, a Jacksonville nonprofit, pairs artists with patients for an annual exhibition that this year is called “Animal-Gamation,” a play on the word amalgamation.

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Baptist Medical Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Baptist Health Jax

AWAHIH's artist-in-residence Dylan Bauer custom painted 16 shovels for BMC's groundbreaking event honoring the future seven-story building that will serve as the new "front door" to Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and feature a five-floor Wolfson Children's Critical Care Tower.

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Comfort through Creativity

Baptist Health Jax

Comfort through Creativity
Six days a week, the 501c3 nonprofit “Art with a Heart in Healthcare” transforms playrooms throughout Wolfson Children’s Hospital into art studios, safe spaces where a child can momentarily forget his or her illness or ailment.

VIDEO: How Art can Heal

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Art with a Heart, Jay Fund team up for Remembrance Weekend

The Florida Times Union

Art with a Heart in Healthcare participated in the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund 18th annual Remembrance Weekend to support families that have experienced the death of a child from cancer.

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Children's works featured in "Animal-Gamation" art exhibition

Ponte Vedra Recorder

Art with a Heart in Healthcare and MOCA Jacksonville showcase pediatric patient artworks in Aug. 11 public reception

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Young artist from St. Augustine Beach featured in exhibit

The St. Augustine Record

MOCA Jacksonville continues its partnership for the ninth year with Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) with "ANIMAL-GAMATION," a special exhibition of artwork by pediatric patients from Wolfson Children's Hospital

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Art with a Heart partners with MOCA for the ninth year to support children in the hospital (FCL August 6th)

First Coast News

Brooke McKinney with Art with a Heart, and Hajar Hussein one of the artists, visited Alex and Curtis to tell them all about the partnership and what it means.

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