Project: Art for the Heart

Phase 4:  The Art of Healthy Choices Those of us who have the ability to control the factors that go into our personal health and well-being, should be grateful for that freedom.  We should take advantage of it, and make the best choices possible. Many of the artists of the Enrichment Center (EC), and others…

Project: Art for the Heart

Phase 3:  “Glazing” is painting… Technically, you’re painting a coating of silica-based fluid (glaze), which, when fired in the kiln, will fuse to the surface of the clay heart… now you know why we just refer to it as glazing. When you spend as many hours as we do surrounded by art, making art, promoting…

Project: Art for the Heart

PHASE 2:  COLLABORATE! Putting the pieces together is difficult when your partnership doesn’t yet have partners.  We knew we wanted to work with Mercy Medical Center, but we didn’t have any contacts there.  Our good friends Monika Modest and Melissa Kelly-Ortega came to our rescue, providing awesome contacts.  Now we’re collaborating! We wanted to work…

Project: Art for the Heart

PHASE 1: Preparing Clay Hearts… Pounding, rolling, slabbing.  Cutting, smoothing, drying.  In late November 2012, the artists of the Enrichment Center began preparing clay hearts for a project to promote health and wellness in the New Year. Sadly, most of us have lost someone we care about to a heart-related illness.  The New Year is…