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Open Doors Feature: Home of The Innocents

We've had a great time working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Home of the Innocents! During this visit, students showed off the comic books and comic book characters they created with Annette Cable. We love how much creativity they put into the project!

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Open Doors Feature: Klondike Elementary Visual History Project

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We're so excited to be bringing the Visual History Program to Klondike Elementary this spring! Students have begun creating their quilt pieces based on Judy Chicago's International Honor Quilt. Each student has researched a female figure that played an important role during World War II to base their quilt piece on. Students are learning the importance of feminism while also learning how to turn the knowledge they gain into a creative work of art. This program, taught by Ehren Reed, is a perfect complement to social studies, literature lessons, and art lessons.

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Images provided by LVA's media intern Zoie Richey 

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Open Doors Feature: Home of the Innocents Inside Out Boxes

We've had a great time working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Home of the Innocents! During this class visit, students were finishing up their Inside Out Boxes with Lori Kelley. They decorated the outside of the boxes as a representation of the self they show to the world and the inside of the boxes as their inner self. Students made the boxes very personal— illustrating their hopes, dreams, and fears. A couple students wanted to share their work with the camera, others chose to keep it private.

Students who finished their boxes worked on creating "quote trees" with their own quotes and tree designs.

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Open Doors Feature: Alltrade Mural Reveal

It is very difficult to pick out a favorite moment from the mural reveal party...but all the kiddos tackling LVA Outreach Program Coordinator Ehren Reed in a huge group hug as soon as they saw her is undoubtedly at the top of our list! We're feeling thankful for Alltrade Property Management seeing the value in public art, for Fund for the Arts' constant support, for our amazing team of teachers at LVA, and of course for the amazing students that are at the heart of all we do. Have a look at the images from the reveal party, then head over to Barret and Broadway to see in person!

We would also like to thank LVA board member Alexia Serpentini for helping us capture many of these images!