Art Happenings are weekly art opportunities that “happen” at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Art Happenings are made possible through relationships with Houston area art organizations. Many of these leading arts organizations from the Houston community donate the time of the artists in residence.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H)
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H) members help patients discover the joy of painting with watercolor. Patients may have their portraits painted while waiting for an appointment. Learn more at www.watercolorhouston.org.
Writers In The Schools (WITS)
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Writers in the Schools (WITS) has one writer work year-round with patients in the outpatient clinic and at bedside. The WITS writer instructs and helps patients cultivate the creative writing process. The AIM Program uses the children’s poems and short stories to put together The Splendid Review, a quarterly newsletter of children’s writing that is sent to patients and their families. The WITS program is provided by The Periwinkle Foundation. Learn more about Writers in the Schools at www.writersintheschools.org.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Diana Sanchez, a resident artist from City ArtWorks, assists patients with art projects such as printing, clay work and self-portraits. Diana’s primary focus is the children on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Her goal is to promote healing to children receiving treatment or chemotherapy.
Love Street | The Alliance for Children and Music
Love Street | The Alliance for Children and Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Houston, Texas, dedicated to improving children’s lives through the healing and enriching power of music. Love Street brings Houston’s musicians to where they are most needed – area children’s hospitals and other facilities without the resources to meet their needs for live music. Love Street’s core program – Tonic – delivers live music performances each month to hundreds of patients and family members at Texas Children’s Hospital. Learn more at http://lovestreetalliance.org.