Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Fruity Tales Spring Class Exhibition Presents Young Artists' Work to the South Bronx

The Fruity Tales Spring Class Presents an Exhibition of Orginal Art

Over 60 young artists, parents, staff members and community members joined the The Healing Project and Morrisania WIC at Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center located at 1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 to view the works created by our First Fruity Tales Class.

Fruity Tales is program that is led by gifted fine artist Adele Lonas. The curriculum was designed by Adele Lonas and Melissa Marr of The Healing Project for three to eight-year-olds. The class combines heath education, painting, folklore and story telling to encourage better nutrition within a culturally stimulating atmosphere. The class is taught in both English and Spanish and parents are welcome to attend. Free tutoring, outside of regular class time, is also offered to interested students.

Melissa Marr, President of The Healing Project, and the Management of Morrisania WIC introduce the 1st Fruity Tales Art exhibition.

Pictured left to right Gail Rosenblat (Senior Assoc. Exec. Director, Morrisania); Dr. Carlos Rivera (Dir. of Pediatrics); Dr. Judith Flores (Medical Director); Melissa Marr; Frances Franzone (Assoc. Dir. of Nursing); Theresa Landau (Senior Assoc. Dir., WIC Prgogram)

Adele Lonas presents Certificates of Achievement to her young charges.

Pictured left to right Silvia (mother); Norma (mother) with
Emily; Adele Lonas; with their backs turned:Kate, Clara and Saul (students)

The Morrisania Fruity Tales Spring Graduating Class.

Pictured left to right: Front row-Evelyn, Kate (with Emily in front of her),
Saul, Gabriela, Jordi, Emely, Vivian, Itzel, Nancy, Johnny, Ashley (the baby) Second row- Rut, Francisca, Joel, Marta, myself, Silvia, Nicole, Flor, Sandra, Lidia, Micaela

Selected works of the Spring Fruity Tales Class.

This program is sponsored by The WIC Program at Morrisania and The Healing Project; and co-sponsored by Theresa Landau and fine artist, Danny Simmons.

The Healing Project wishes to thank the young artists, parents, volunteers, co-sponsors, the staff of Morrisania WIC and especially Adele Lonas. We expect great things from the children. They have demonstrated a voracious appetite to learn and a will to tell their stories through art. Well done, Morrisania Class #1.

The classes have proven so popular that all three classes currently available in both the Bronx and Queens (hosted by Hour Children in Long Island City) are filled to capacity. If you would like to sponsor a class contact Melissa Marr at The Healing Project.

Donatations are also accepted online at the Network for Good.

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