Our hero families are discovering their artistic talents through art programs organized by Connor’s Heroes. Along with our Heroes Art Sessions, our families can look forward to a year full of art created from the heart!

A spirited group of hero moms spent an evening in the studio with artist Nancy Jacey at Jacey Gallery. Nancy is well known for her large-scale paintings. She guided the hero moms on how to paint a beautiful sunflower over a blue background. The moms see each other clinic, but rarely have time to connect. The painting session gave them a few precious hours together to unwind. Nancy said, “When the moms finished painting, they shared their stories. It was very emotional and therapeutic for all.” Nancy has been an artist mentor with Connor’s Heroes for many of our Heroes Art Ball. Our Hero Artists were: Lovena Thore, Shelley Johnston, Valerie Brown, Juliet Seymour, and Jacqueline Guzman
You can see Nancy’s work on her website: https://www.nancyjacey.com/

“We absolutely loved this class! We would do this again in a heartbeat!” — Jen, mom to Hero Cooper. Cooper, Zuri, Persephone, and Anna took part in a clay class through the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. For some kids, the class was their first time working with clay and a pottery wheel. The Visual Arts Center is a great space for creativity and expression. They also host our Heroes Art Sessions every month. We are so lucky to have Visual Arts Center as a partner. Their schedule of classes is on their website: https://www.visarts.org/

Creating art can help a hero family make sense of the feelings they experience during treatment and build a friendship with other hero families.

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” — Salvador Dali