Children Battling Life-threating and Chronic Illness Get a Day In The Spotlight

MONTCLAIR, N.J. - Oct. 22, 2014 - PRLog -- For the 12th year, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation is hosting a powerful display of the healing power of the creative arts.  Hospitalized children from across New Jersey will be singing, dancing, and performing their hearts out on stage as well as seeing their professionally framed visual art in a gallery setting. The event will take place at the Montclair Art Museum on Sunday, November 16th at 1:30pm and admission is free.

"ArtWorks continues to grow each year and we are so humbled to be able to give these amazing children and young adults, an opportunity to showcase their tremendous talents.” said Executive Director, Daniela Mendelsohn. “The children work for months preparing for Express Yourself. It is a day for us all to come together to celebrate the spirit of these young artists.”

The show will feature over 100 amazing murals, paintings, drawings, and sculptures as well as highlight performers featuring singing, dancing, readings, and instrumental compositions. In addition to artwork and performances by our inspiring participants, Express Yourself-NJ 2014 will also include art activities, refreshments, balloon and caricatureart for all attendees.  Special thanks to the generosity of our sponsors including The Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation, Andrea’s Custom Framing, LLC, Bergen Home Beverage, FastFrame, FrameArt, Framed Image, Hearts  of Hope, Jacklyn Kling Distinctive Framework, The Mazel Company, Popcorn Indiana, and Trapani Art and Frame.

Participating agencies in Express Yourself-NY 2014 include The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Children’s Specialized Hospital Long Term Care, Clara Maass Medical Center of Barnabas Health, Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Monmouth Medical Center, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Saint Peters University Hospital,  St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital,  and UMDNJ: The University Hospital.


Founded in 2002, ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development.   ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.

For more information please contact:   Katherine Kelly, Program Coordinator, Phone: 201-608-0146  Fax: 201-608-0148  E-mail:

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