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Partners featured this month


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Consolidated Communications 

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 in the Katy and 

Fort Bend County area



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Texas Commission 

on the Arts

 for aiding in the 

funding of 

ARTreach Programs supporting education, health and human services in Texas



Underserved schools and social service agencies that are benefiting this quarter from TCA grants and ARTreach Programs include Morton Ranch Junior High-Katy ISD, Cardiff Junior High- Katy ISD  Christ Clinic, Coalition of Behavior and Health Services, Fort Bend and Harris County Juvenile Justice and Probation Department, Oakmont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Mamie George Senior Center in Richmond, Gulf Coast Residential Treatment Center for Foster Care children, Frost Elementary and Shadowbriar Elementary in HISD. TCA grants are pending for ARTreach programs being delivered this summer through churches, community centers and libraries that will help keep children at risk safe and off the streets. Additional funding is needed for programs supporting the emotional needs of foster care children in Greater Fort Bend County, and special projects that aid in the development of children with Downs Syndrome in Houston. ARTreach is also developing vocational art training programs for special needs students graduating and transitioning out of the public school system in Katy. We need more help. Please consider making a donation to ARTreach today. 



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ARTreach helps fund and deliver quality art programs supporting education and social skills to underserved communities in Greater Fort Bend, Harris and Waller Counties including; 

  • after-school programs that keep children engaged and off the streets in low income areas vulnerable to drugs and crime
  • programs designed to reach communities with special needs, like Downs Syndrome, autism, or other developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities
  • programs intended to improve the mental, emotional and physical states of senior citizens, the fragile elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's
  • programs serving Foster Care, Residential Treatment Centers, Shelters and in Juvenile Detention Centers reaching youth at highest risk of dropping out of school, living on the street, ending up in prison 

"Because Art Works"  


To learn more about the impact the arts have on neglected populations, or to make a donation today, visit www.artreachonline.org 

Above the influence

CBHS "Above the Influence" - Collaborative Mural Project 

Youth from two high schools in Spring Branch ISD participated in a unique ARTreach project to create a collaborative mural representing the Above The Influence (ATI) campaign. The project goal was to educate and advocate for the prevention of drug abuse and build awareness for both the positive and negative influences in a child's life that will impact personal decisions. The creative concept allowed the teens to illustrate their interpretation of a healthy brain. They could use paint and every day objects and materials including caulk, joint compound, molds from household paint, wood shavings, organic plant life, cheerios, pins, necklaces and magazine clippings. The completed mural depicts sections of the brain and brain stem for students to easily identify and understand their function. Read more...


ARTreach Scholarship Winner announced

Lauren Addington of McDonald Junior High, KISD been chosen as the 2011 ARTreach Scholarship recipient.  Her application, artwork and recommendations were exemplary.  Lauren has been awarded a series of six private art lessons at the Studio of Elizabeth Linder of Katy. ARTreach presented Lauren's award at Gallery Night at Villagio Town Center on April 15th. Gallery Night is sponsored by Consolidated Communications- click here to see more photos


Making it Better- Judy Malone Stein's ARTreach Project at Shadowbriar Elementary (Houston ISD) 

Artist Judy Malone-Stein loves to work with classrooms of children to create collaborative sculptures inspired by the famous contemporary artist, Alexander Calder. Her projects involve each student in creating a small work of art that builds into a much larger work of art. In this ARTreach  "Mentoring through Art" program, Judy is working with children at risk who are enrolled in the Making it Better after-school program at Shadowbriar Elementary in Houston ISD.  Many of the students are coming from a disadvantaged situation and have not been given many opportunities to experience the arts. Read more...


This ARTreach Program serving children at risk was made possible by a grant from Texas Commission on the Arts, with additional support provided by Making it Better, Young Audiences of Houston, and individual donors that understand the impact the arts have on a child's education, emotional and social development. Because Art Works. Please donate to support ARTreach Programs. www.artreachonline.org


mindPOP and ARTreach bring Dan Egger-Belandria to children in Austin 

ARTreach artist Dan Egger-Belandria has been working with the Montopolis Recreation Center in East Austin to develop a drumming and performance program for children in need.  Through the support of a mindPOP grant in conjunction with ARTreach, he visited the center over a period of five weeks to teach the kids fundamentals of drumming. They put together a performance for a celebration on April 22nd - which incorporated group drumming, dance and BoomWackers "I'm really proud of these guys! They showed up every time and proved to me that they were serious about learning and working together - the basics of life skills for youth and adults alike." Read more...


ARTreach's Dan Egger-Belandria featured at the Woodlands Waterway Festival "Thank you for the FANTASTIC performances this weekend for the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.  You are like the pied piper.  When you start drumming, they all come.  Thank you for your generous spirit and for the energy that you put into each performance as if it were the first.

Your participation helped to contribute to the incredible success of this year's festival and you made a difference in the lives of many children while doing so. I cannot envision the amphitheatre without you!"   

Angela Colton

Executive Director

The Woodlands Children's Museum


Artist Danny Russo is conducting a 10 week residency at Frost Elementary, Houston ISD. "Art, Paper and Painting"...projects focus on the environment, healthy lifestyles, and nutrition.

This is an ARTreach Mentoring through Art Program serving children at risk - made possible by a collaboration with Making it Better, Young Audiences of Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 


ARTreach is pleased to announce a community service partnership with the VonKlatts Family Band to bring new intergenerational music programs to seniors in the Katy and Richmond area

ARTreach is pleased to welcome Doug and Wendy Klatt to the Fort Bend and Katy community. The Klatts are the proud parents of 4 very talented children and founders of the VonKlatt Family Band. Their oldest daughter, 10 year old Vanessa and her sister Elena, age 9, can sing, play the guitar, the piano and the violin. The VonKlatts have joined ARTreach in a community service campaign to reach out and improve the mental, emotional and physical states of senior citizens, the fragile elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's through music and the arts.

"Volunteers who make a Difference" The VonKlatts Family Band are performing with ARTreach at the following nursing homes, senior centers, medical care centers and rehabilitation centers in Fort Bend and Harris County. Click here for a presentation schedule

The ARTreach presentations for seniors are free and open to the public. RSVP for details and directions info@artreachonline.org


Blogging about the Arts

We are sharing a blog that that resonates with our campaign for art's sake. Posted in the Houston Chronicle by Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Executive Director Spacetaker | Artist Resource Center  I Houston

Read it here...