PRLog - May 17, 2012 - FAIR HAVEN, N.J. -- Red Bank, NJ: Alternatives for Children Southampton welcomes The Caring Canvas for a private "Artfully Fun Friday - A Day of Learning and Growing Through Art and Music" for their students featuring the band New Life Crisis and Leah Laurenti on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Not all preschools have the ability, either due to cost or staffing, to nourish their students through the arts, but at Alternatives For Children embraces them as educational necessities. The Caring Canvas is privately funding this event to enrich the students' art expression. Our media friends are invited to this wonderful event.
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About Alternatives For Children Southampton:
Since 1988, Alternatives For Children Southampton, a partner in the New York State Early Intervention Program, Preschool Special Education provider and Child Day Care Center has been at the forefront in providing educational experiences to a broad spectrum of children from across Long Island. Alternatives For Children provides a nurturing environment for children that reflects a longstanding commitment to children, their individual needs, and their own high standards.
About New Life Crisis:
The East End band - New Life Crisis, the Planet's Mightiest Independent Original Mashup Band, has survived and thrived in the age of the internet. Their unique "no setlist" policy has become legendary - with lead singer Paul Mahos directing the band like a club DJ - feeling out the audience and tailoring an experience exclusively for the vibe of the room. The band, consisting of Jeff Allegue on lead guitar, Steve O on Drums, and Steve B on Bass are at the top of their game, each adding their own special sauce to the potent mix the band creates every night.
About Leah Laurenti:
Leah Laurenti, two-time American Idol Hollywood finalist, carries herself with the confidence of a seasoned performer and immediately commands the attention of every room, no matter the size. However engaging, her extrinsic image gives way to undeniable talent the moment she sings. She has a surprising vocal maturity that sparks a blaze in her original material and brings jazzy new life to classic standards. With her effortless, embedded ability, she makes it seem easy.
Laura Brunetti's 'The Caring Canvas' project travels to several remote destinations in New Jersey, Florida and in the Dominican Republic - with more locations to be added soon. With just one example of many exciting projects in our community, Laura's first year with producing The Caring Canvas included a FREE summer art camp in August 2011 for the children of Asbury Park located at the Asbury Park Transportation Center. Art supplies, food and refreshments were provided on camp days. Light music inspired the children as they painted, sketched, sculpted and wrote poetry. This also served as a mentoring camp to help guide youth to think positively about their futures - to remind them that 'anything is possible'. Laura sparked more than their imaginations - she ignited hope, friendship and self-confidence. The Caring Canvas displayed their art temporarily at the AP Transportation Center and was privileged to have exhibited at the highly-acclaimed Art629 Gallery of Asbury Park. The Caring Canvas exists to change lives one stroke at a time.