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Artma exists because there are kids with cancer who are fighting every day to survive.

The group I am president of, Glass Artists of Colorado, asked the children, in the pediatric cancer unit of Children's Hospital, to draw their healing masks. We asked for masks, because all of those children wear one.
They are always smiling and willing to do whatever, while hiding their pain, disappointment, and mental anguish behind their mask fa├žade.

Many drew doctors or special nurses, who help them to "mask" their pain. They are my heros. We did 20 of these incredible pieces.

Come see them and bid high for them to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Morgan Adams Foundation's great fundraiser, ARTMA. It's April 30 at the Denver Design Center.

ARTMA website: Artmaonline.org

Thank you to all the talented glass artists who volunteered their time to create the art pieces.

Everyone who participated should have received two free tickets via email. If you have an extra ticket, you can sign up a guest or offer it to one of our members who did not do a piece for the auction. The kid's pictures and 12 pieces of artwork are up to. I hope to have all 20 pieces up by this weekend.

If you would like to help me do that, please let me know. To access that page, go to morganadamsfoundation.org/artma-2022-kid-art

ARTMA is Saturday, April 30, 2022
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Denver Design Center
575 Broadway - Denver, CO
Purchase Tickets ~ Artmaonline.org

Artma Volunteers! 

Here's a peek at a few of the amazing kid art creations you could take home on April 30th.

Glass Artist - Zoe Kowalchuk - PYETON - AGE 7

My heroes, EVERY NURSE & DOCTOR, help save lives every day. They help people feel better and make the world a better place.

Glass Artist - Anita Rakestraw - THE OUTCOMMER - ABRAHAM, AGE 15
THE OUTCOMMER represents the many people from other countries who have been brave enough to come to the United States to pursue a better life. My parents came here when they were in their twenties for just that reason.
The Outcommer has the power to make peoples dreams come true.

Glass Artist - Laurie Bissell - UNI GIRL - SHELBY, AGE 11
UNI GIRL is a playful healer. She is a unicorn/girl. Uni has rainbow- colored hair and blows out magic rainbow sparkles. She visits The Children's Hospital and blows sparkles on the patients to heal them.

Glass Artist - Nancy Nagel - THE FLUFFY HELPER - JESSE, AGE 4
THE FLUFFY HELPER is made out of fur. He is a mix between the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Batman. He comes to hospitalized kids in the night and puts chocolate and toys under their pillows.

The Morgan Adams Project 

Morgan Adams was a little girl who died of cancer. Her Mother started the Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the support of children's cancer and research.

I asked the children in the cancer unit of Children's Hospital to draw a picture and write a story of their healing character and assign them special powers. Twenty-five children participated. We are making their drawings come alive by blowing them, or sculpting them into 3-D glass, done either in the furnace or on the torch.

As a special gift to the children, D & L Art Glass Supply and Leslie Silverman graciously opened their teaching facility and furnished all of the glass and kiln time to produce a glass tile matching the drawing of every child who participated. These will be given out either at the auction or at the hospital. Glass is non-allergenic. The Morgan Adams Foundation has also made and will give each child a special t-shirt with the project name and Glass Artists of Colorado on it. Every participating glass artist will receive the same t-shirt and a year's membership from our club.

The comments form the children are amazing, with most of them saying this was the best project they have ever done, since it gave them a chance to participate in the fund raising. They were incredibly enthusiastic and we are grateful. The artists, also expressed their gratitude with being a part of this event and being able to do something completely foreign to them. They would love to do this again. Over all, it is a win/win for everyone.


Thank you to all who participated. We are blessed to have this great glass community here in Colorado!