Culture, Lifeline

A Conversation with Randi Alper Pupkin, Director, Art with a Heart

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 3:11pm

Randi Alper Pupkin_0

Courtesy Citybizlist– Approximately fourteen years ago, Randi Pupkin gave up her career as an active and successful litigation attorney to found and work full time for Art with a Heart. Today, the not-for-profit organization with a stated mission of “enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art,” is responsible for programing more than 7,100 separate art classes on an annual basis and has countless stories of “steering lives on the proper path” through building strong and life-long relationships with its students.

Q. What is the mission of Art with a Heart?
A.
To enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. We provide Baltimore’s underserved children, youth and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment.

We currently teach more than 7,100 art classes annually to students attending schools, people in senior centers and hospitals and individuals living in group homes, shelters and community centers. In addition, Art with a Heart functions as the primary art teacher in many schools throughout the Baltimore region. We currently have more than fifty teachers and assistants with more than thirty separate sites. And, we have fourteen people on our Board of Directors.

Read More →

Recent Comments

Connie
Beach House Blues: Sorority of the Beleaguered Housewives

"The images you create with words are wonderful. Thank you for a great read before I go to...

Richard
Baltimore Police Department Amends “Use of Force” Policy in Favor of De-Escalation

"Marilyn Mosby issued a tirade in west Baltimore yesterday condemning the Baltimore police...

In miniature, July 29 | Free...
O’Malley Drafted by Twitter as DNC Chair Candidate

"[…] by installing Martin O’Malley, author of nation’s worst...

Pam Schuh
Baltimore Police Department Amends “Use of Force” Policy in Favor of De-Escalation

"Moral of the story, resist arrest, get hurt or killed and get gobs of money from the City...

Karla Pearlstein
1,600 Sq. Ft. Cottage In Roland Park: A Renovation Opportunity

"Yes, I totally agree with Nick. Free standing appliances are not part of the...