“The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them away”
Stephanie addresses the audience at [the art project] 2017 at the Sheen Center. Photo by Betsy Struxness.
Of all her work, Stephanie’s most proud to be the founder of a non-profit called Katie’s Art Project. The mission of the organization is to connect children facing life threatening illnesses and artists in order to support the creation of lasting legacies through art. Over the past year, Katie’s Art Project has produced a one-night-only art gallery in NYC where they raised over $12,000 for artists and programming for K.A.P. In addition to this, they’ve teamed up with Music is Medicine to connect musicians and kids facing life-threatening and terminal illness to write and create original songs. We released our first single on iTunes last winter and are looking forward to more. In 2018, the organization continues to grow with the return of a bigger and better gallery event, [the art project], while establishing partnerships with hospitals in New York and beyond to connect more artists with patients.
Eventually, Katie’s Art Project hopes to expand to a space in NYC where we can offer free dance classes, writing workshops and art classes to kids facing life-threatening illnesses taught by professional artists and survivors.