Looking for a great creative activity with your children? Bring them to Craft Bash on March 25th at theArtists’ Exchange from 11am-2pm for 2D & 3D. Families are welcome to participate in this Free craft session co-sponsored by Kiki’s Garden. This month, crafters will take a flat drawing or painting and transform it into an epic sculpture.
The “Aspire Higher” Scholarship exists to honor the creative life of our daughter, Krista, who left us all too soon before she could realize her dreams in the arts. Although she was successful in politics and communications right out of college, serving two terms on the Exeter Town council and working with countless statewide political initiatives, she went on to embrace a life in the Arts. Krista was passionate about music, film, theater and dance and was a budding actor and screen writer. She “aspired higher” in all her endeavors while devoting much of her energy to encourage and help others do the same. “Reach for your dreams!” was her mantra. We carry on her legacy of goodwill by supporting aspiring individuals who share her artistic passion and wish to pursue a future in the Arts. Five $1000 awards will be presented in Spring of 2017. Applicants must be a graduating senior in a RI school whose life was significantly impacted by the arts and/or who will be going on to pursue college level or workshop studies in the one of the Fine or Applied Arts:
Architecture/ Structural/ Landscape… Fine Arts/Painting/Drawing/Illustration/Sculpture… Performing Arts/Dance/Theatre/Music… Writing/Fiction/Non-Fiction/Screenwriting/Poetry Film/Video/Animation/Gaming… Design/Product/Fashion/Jewelry/Graphic/Interior… Photography… Horticulture… Art Education… The Culinary Arts…
This year we had over 700 entries for the Sunflower Art Competition. Artwork came in from many states though out the USA as well from 24 other countries world wide. We would like to say a big thanks to our seven judges and the hundreds of talented Artists who participated and made this years competition one of the best to date! Please stay tuned for 1flower1world, as we will be showcasing the artworks daily on twitter and Facebook. Click here for a full list of the winners of the 2016 Sunflower Art Competition!
It has been an exciting week here at Kiki’s Garden as we have had hundreds of entries arriving from all over the world. We are so excited as the entries are absolutely amazing! Judges have been selected and the winners will be announced on December 15th. We are touched by the incredible response to the contest.
Thank you to all our supporters who donated both online and through the mail to help Jeff & Amber raise funds for the Kids CampInitiative for summer 2017! We are excited that we almost reached our goal of $2500. It was a glorious morning to cross over beautiful Narragansett Bay.
The dynamic father-daughter duo … Jeff Weller and Amber Weller Richardson … is gearing up for the Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, October 23rd.
“Our goal this year is to raise $2,500 for Kiki’s Garden Aspire Higher Scholarships, ” Amber related. “Krista, our Kiki, loved Narragansett Bay and crossed the bay many times when she joined in the Save the Bay Swim. Participating in the run is a fitting tribute to her memory. This will be the second year we’ve participated in the run and we are excited to be a part of this collective fundraiser for non-profits. ”
If you would like to help Jeff and Amber reach their goal click here!
Calling all artists! Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Sunflower Art Competition. As in the past, both adults and children are encourages to submit their sunflower themed art. Please click the links below for entry forms and contest details.