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Tag Archives: children

Donor Highlight: HEAL Foundation

Jun

16

HEAL Foundation The HEAL Foundation, a local non-profit organization serving individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, has been a generous sponsor of The Cummer’s annual VSA Festival since 2008 and began underwriting scholarships for children with autism to attend Camp Cummer in 2011. This past year, the VSA Festival reached over 700 children [...]

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Education Highlight: Summer Fun at The Cummer

Jun

16

Summer is here!  The Cummer welcomes children all year round and summer is no exception.  Camp Cummer began June 9th. The galleries, studios and gardens are ready, and exciting projects are being planned for campers that include abstract sculpture, paper making, silhouette self-portraits, and botanical art. Drop-in Art returns for the summer as well.  Each [...]

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Healing Through the Arts: Part I

Jun

09

The HEAL Foundation has found that creativity can alleviate autism symptoms while expanding horizons. This is part one of a three part series that looks at the positive effects the explorations of art provides children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Art can play an important role in the lives of many children, teens, and adults diagnosed [...]

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Give a Dollar, Make a Difference! VSA 2014

May

01

Our 2014 VSA Festival begins in just 5 days. The Very Special Arts Festival is held annually at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and provides exciting opportunities in the arts to children with disabilities. Each year…

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How and Why YOU Should Get Involved This Year at VSA 2014!

Mar

16

The Very Special Arts Festival (VSA Festival) is held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens annually. The Cummer is home ot the Jacksonville affiliate of VSA, an international organization that provides exciting opportunities in the arts to children with disabilities. Over a four day period…

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The Importance of Illustration in Children’s Literature

Aug

08

Summer reading can create a mild disturbance in an otherwise carefree three month vacation for some children. Despite this way of thinking, there are plenty of ways to introduce summer reading that not only entertains children but engages them in multiple ways; one effective method of engaging a child in literature is through illustration. Although [...]

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