Feb/March 2009 issue 2
ARTreach Studio Program fills a special need in the community  
ARTreach is seeking additional sponsors for our studio programs serving adults with special needs, including the ARTreach Art & Business Program that teaches ARC of Katy participants how to create functioning art items, ceramics, note cards and silk screened tee-shirts that can be sold to create income for other projects and important needs.  "These programs are teaching valuable life skills and are so enriching," says Rosemary Petter, Director for ARC's Day Program, "our participants look very forward to the ARTreach classes being provided every week.
The ARTreach Studio is located inside Ceramics by Tess at 402 W.Grand Parkway in Katy, 77494. Demand for these ARTreach programs as well as free ceramic and clay making workshops for residents in assisted living communities are rising. ARTreach is seeking additional sponsors of our weekly studio workshops that invite the medical care community and residents of assisted living communities to attend the ARTreach Studio for free weekly art lessons, clay and ceramic classes. These are creative field trips and social opportunities for elderly and Alzheimer's patients staffed by ARTreach professional teaching artists and trained volunteers.
ARTreach does not charge participants to attend these classes. ARTreach fundraisers assure that the classes are free. The organization works hard to provide opportunities for many people to experience the arts as a part of their daily life.
ARTreach Programs are made possible thanks to donations from businesses and individuals who recognize the impact the arts can have on a person's well-being and that everyone deserves an opportunity to experience the arts.
Become an ARTreach Program Sponsor today and help keep these programs growing!
ARTreach Studio programs for adults with special needs and elderly and Alzheimer's have been made possible thanks to donations from Clint and Kathy Capshaw of Cinco Ranch, Charles Schwab Matching Gift Program, Chris and Bill Hicks, Living Word Church, Exxon Mobil Foundation and Tess Thornton of Ceramics by Tess. .  
All levels of sponsorship are appreciated. A donation of $8 per person per week is needed to help ARTreach raise $1,500 per month to cover the current number of participants. New sponsorships will provide for additional workshops to accommodate a waiting list of agencies and assisted living communities.   
Contact Terri Bieber for more information (281) 392-5341 or info@artreachonline.org . Donations can be made online at www.artreachonline.org or by mail to ARTreach, Extreme Technologies, Inc. Bldg 12012 Wickchester Suite 300 Houston Texas 77450 
Come to Fish City Grill at LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch on Tuesday March 3rd! www.fishcitygrill.com and help raise money for ARTreach Programs.  We'll be there with art and music, a Katy Art Train project and LIVE jazz sponsored by the Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music!  Great food, incredible entertainment that includes the popular Bill Solley from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and jazz singer Nada Christensen during the dinner hours! www.cincoranchmusic.com
ARTreach partners with the Katy Heritage Society to promote a great public art project- All Aboard Katy!
ARTreach is inviting artists in the Katy, Houston and Sugar Land areas to partcipate in an opportunity to be commissioned to paint a train! This is a public art project in Katy that will remind you of the famous Cow Parade in Houston, but with 9' x 6 ' trains. The trains are sponsored by corporations and local businesses and will be painted by commissioned artists with work represented in our portfolio. Get on board- all interested artists are invited to submit a design. We are accepting entries at this time. Contact Terri Bieber for more information- t.bieber@artreachonline.org You may also visit the Katy Heritiage Society website www.katyheritagesociety.com and download a complete packet for artists and sponsors.
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Also In This Issue
Fish City Grill hosts benefits several great Katy Charities - Bobby Bridger autobiography is published


ARTparty at BerryHill  Villagio in Cinco Ranch

February 20- 5:00 till closing
Jazz Band Dr. FeelGood will be playing Live on Stage!
Invite your friends and come have fun because BerryHill is donating proceeds to ARTreach to help bring the arts to those in need!

Shop at the Katy Heritage Arts Center and you'll be supporting ARTreach Programs serving special needs adults and the elderly. The Arts Center is open the first Saturday of each month. March 7th will feature the Katy Spinners and Weavers- wild textile art and artwork by Elizabeth Bailey, Marissa Vitolo and Sony Hartely among others.
5990 George Bush Drive
Katy, Texas 77492
ARTreach is pleased to announce that the University of Texas Press will publish the autobiography of Bobby Bridger, March 1, 2009. Bobby is a great songwriter and historical storyteller and has accompanied us on several outreach adventures - bringing mountain man history to life for children in foster care, in residential placement centers and underserved schools. UT Press is currently taking advance orders . You can also visit the  website (www.bobbybridger.com) clicking to the "NEWS" page, and clicking on Bobby's autobiography. Or, simply by entering

"Exploring both the heart of the American music industry and its creative hinterlands Bridger chronicles an artistic journey filled with possibility and innovation, challenges and risks. The development of Bobby Bridger's ethical commitment to his music and painting is nothing short of inspiring, and he tells the tale through a self-reflection as honest and creative as the new forms he has crafted in his art and career. Bridger is a national treasure. This book explains how and why".

Phil J. Deloria, author, Playing Indian, and, Indians in Unexpected Places