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Upcoming drum circles are slated for January 10, February 13, and March 13, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Charleston Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston, South Carolina, 29412.
Nearly 1,000 community members donated to more than 40 arts groups in the tri-county area - including Heal With HeARTS - as part of Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts' annual Arts Matter Day.
If that isn't impressive enough, the Alliance for the Arts matched the donated funds dollar for dollar, doubling the size of the contributions.
Held on October 10 of this year, Arts Matter Day is organized by the Alliance to inspire community given in support of non-profit arts organizations in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.
Heal With HeARTS would like to thank all of the donors who participated in this year's event. Thank you toMike Gibbons, Elise Hussey, and Ellie Tiller for all the work that they do to make Arts Matter Day happen, and to the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts for the matching incentive funds.
To learn about the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts and Arts Matter Day, visit https://charlestonartsalliance.org/ .
Heal with HeARTS hosted yet another successful Kids Drum Circle on October 14 at the Charleston Pour House. Families were welcomed by warm temperatures and easy beats courtesy of Wes Powers and Philip Altman. Susannah Elliott Photography was on hand to capture the festivities, which included drawing and painting for the kids. The next Kids Drum Circle is slated for November 11 from 4-5 p.m. at the Charleston Pour House.
Students, teachers, and parents from the Murray-LaSaine Elementary community joined together on a grassy playing field outside the school on September 21 with one common focus: peace.
In celebration of the International Day of Peace and in conjunction with Heal With HeARTS, participants created a vast human peace sign while music played and a drone buzzed overhead capturing video and photos. While in formation, students recited Ghandi's "Peace Offering" accompanied by Colleen Griffin who presented the message in sign language, and they sang "Light a Candle for Peace," led by Bill Carson. Sol Driven Train's Ward Buckheister and upper elementary students performed an original song that they had written for the event.
The project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
Heal With HeARTS is grateful to Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Earth Fare, and Trader Joe's for the flowers that students, teachers, and parents carried during the event; Alex and Vanessa Harris of the Pour House for their contributions; and Hannah Kalish and the Murray-LaSaine PTO for their support.
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