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About True Joy Acoustics, LLC
True Joy Acoustics sells a special line of musical instruments: FLEA® ukuleles
made in the U...
Welcome
Ukulele Art. Works of Heart.
This is the complete gallery BOOKLET.
View ONLINE at: www.truejoyacoustics.com
See an...
Preface
Music therapy nourishes the soul of patients and families
facing serious illness. It promotes healing, humanity an...
4
Artistic Inspiration
Johanna’s art moved us to honor a special girl who painted
her music therapy ukulele and pass the p...
Meet Kenna
Kenna was from Montana. She courageously faced a difficult
health battle at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medi...
Meet Brian
Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist.
He helps children cope. Life can get hard, scary...
Kenna’s Ukulele
Music Therapy was special to Kenna and her family. Playing
ukulele became difficult. But with help from Br...
Ukulele Art
Painting a ukulele isn’t novel.
But Kenna and Brian created
something special during
music therapy moments.
We...
9
Student Artists in this Project
Art teacher Amy Panfalone at Lakota Ridge Jr. School invited
her seventh and eighth grad...
10
We Needed an ART JURY
Energy and talent for this project soared … 27 designs.
Art jurors helped us pick 4 designs for a...
Who Served on the ART JURY?
Professionals that serve and inspire children of all abilities via
the power of music and art ...
12
Enter the Art Gallery
1.  PREPARE FOR A HEART-STIRRING EXPERIENCE
2.  PACE YOURSELF TO TAKE IN EACH MESSAGE
If viewing ...
13
Ukulele Art Jury BALLOT
Your Name: __________________________ Please CIRCLE Top 3 Picks

01 
 
 
 
08 
 
 
 
15 
 
 
 
...
01
I like art because I can develop
my hands more and it is fun to
draw. I came up with this design
because I like to desi...
02
The hand represents the people
who always show love and
continually have their arms
open to those in need. The
colors s...
03
I drew music notes around the
ukulele to symbolize how music
is everywhere around us. There
are hearts at the top and t...
04
I used color to symbolize all of
the different emotions. The
sadder emotions are blue near
the bottom and happier
emoti...
05
The sections in my drawing
show love, anger, and sadness.
These are all emotions someone
may feel when facing an illnes...
06
This picture depicts a heart
being torn apart by the news of
a deadly disease. However, the
heart is still beating. Alt...
07
This drawing illustrates the range
of emotions that go through a
kid’s mind when they are sick.
All of the designs I dr...
08
Each section represents a
different emotion. Happy –
when you find a cure or are
healed. Sad – when you
discover a prob...
09
In this drawing there is a well
child and a sick child. They are
sad because they are friends
and they cannot see each
...
10
This drawing has a heart and
music notes. The music notes
are 8th notes. I chose 8th notes
to show how music can help
s...
11
My design incorporates three of
the themes. It shows the ripple
effect of a caring heart and the
colors illustrate the ...
12
My ukulele design represents
children helping other children
work through the range of
emotions that go through illness...
13
Music can help soothe the soul
by helping children recover and
take their mind off the sickness.
My picture shows an oc...
14
Hearts fill the entire space
showing how loving and care
can fill empty spaces. There are
large and small hearts showin...
15
My design represents the wide
range of emotions that people
go through when experiencing
illness. Even though there may...
16
The ripple effect is shown
through shading. It shows that
one person’s hard times can
reach other people who care
and a...
17
The scenery in my drawing
represents peace, the sunset is
playing a beautiful song.
Prisha
30
18
Just like you can pick a flower
and share it with someone, you
can also share your heart/love.
You can share your heart...
19
My picture illustrates the ripple
effect of emotions during the
process of healing. The sun
represents hope or a cure. ...
20
This illustration shows the range
of emotions children
experience during illness and
also how they act due to how
they ...
21
This design shows hope that
children have within them and
how being happy and positive
helps with recovery. It shows
br...
22
This shows emotions from the
heart. Half of the heart is happy
and joyful for all the things
ahead while the other half...
23
I drew the design to represent
the music from the outside
soothing the soul found in the
center.
Joshua
36
24
I drew a heart and a bunch of
music notes to symbolize how
music surrounds the heart and
helps people feel better and
h...
25
Music can help anyone and put
them in a better mood. I drew a
heart with headphones to show
how music can soothe the so...
26
This ukulele’s overall feeling is
peacefulness. It shows how
beautiful and nice life can be. It
also uses a variety of ...
27
The hearts symbolize love and
care. The color pattern on the
sides shows how the love
radiates outward.
Marcus
40
ART JURY Selections Follow
Jot down your votes before proceeding.
41
"These are all fantastic! It was so hard to choose. So many remarkable works
of art. My hat's off to every artist!”
Debora...
Ukulele Art in the Making
43
Amy Panfalone and Art Students
44
Marialinda
I am Marialinda. I am from Guatemala. My
hobbies are listening to music, drawing and
dancing, and sometimes I l...
Brielle
My name is Brielle. I am in the 8th grade at
Lakota Ridge Junior School. I am a gymnast,
cheerleader and I run tra...
Ronit
My name is Ronit, I am 14 years old and I
am an 8th grader at Lakota Ridge Junior
School. My favorite subjects in sc...
Stephanie
Hi, I’m Stephanie and I go to Lakota Ridge. I
feel like I have good grades. A’s and B’s. I
really like elephants...
Works of Heart
49
Artworks to Display, Play and Love
50
Ukulele Artworks on Public Tour
51
MidPointe Library
West Chester, Ohio
The Public Library of
Cincinnati and
Hamilton Coun...
Ukulele Artworks on Public Tour
52
Fairfield
Community Arts
Center atrium
Fairfield, Ohio
Kenna Emmons
[2002 – 2011]
This project is dedicated to Kenna. She inspired joy, hard work
and all to keep their “heads up...
What’s Next?
The answer is up to you.
Plus others you invite.
Let’s honor Kenna and the work of these students & teacher.
...
Make a Heartfelt Difference
We offer EASY ways to sponsor FLEA® brand ukuleles
for hospital music therapy. They go into se...
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Works of Heart on a special FLEA® ukulele canvas. Inspired by KENNA, a courageous child from Montana and former patient at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Best viewed on FULL SCREEN. See short video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DaeX6fjfnTE

Please help us donate FLEA® ukuleles to pediatric hospital music therapy. Visit GoFundMe campaign at the link below and invite others. Keep the inspiration and impact flowing!

https://www.gofundme.com/ukuleleshospitalMT

See who is helping by viewing and subscribing to GoFundMe "updates": click the tab under the campaign headline image. Additional recognition is posted on our blog site: https://truejoyacoustics.wordpress.com/

Learn more about FLEA ukuleles and True Joy Acoustics: http://www.truejoyacoustics.com. We have been donating special instruments to hospital music therapy since 2009.

BUYING a FLEA® ukulele from True Joy Acoustics not only treats yourself or others to a special instrument, but also supports hospital donations at no extra cost. Convenient links to Amazon and eBay listings are on the website.

NOTE:
This presentation originally posted on July 17, 2016. This is the updated version for BOOKLETS shared with participants, sponsors and other community members.

As of November 2017, the GoFundMe campaign reached the fundraising goal based on committed pledges of financial support, including special "gift-in-kind" instruments used for Music Therapy. However, it is never too late to join! The campaign will remain online perpetually for others to discover and "roar louder than a lion" past the original goal.

We are deeply appreciative of the many sponsors who continue to share and grow the impact of this project. We are grateful to the various Public Display venues (shown near end of presentation) who feature these inspirational "ukulele artworks" and why they were created.

©2017 True Joy Acoustics, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All artwork, images and narratives are shared with exclusive permission.
Reproduction is strictly prohibited.

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Ukulele Art - Works of Heart

  1. 1. About True Joy Acoustics, LLC True Joy Acoustics sells a special line of musical instruments: FLEA® ukuleles made in the USA by The Magic Fluke Co. Perfect for players of any ability. Ideal “tools” for supporting music therapy in critical healthcare settings. BUYERS love their FLEA® and aid hospital ukulele donations at no extra cost. SPONSORS (people, organizations) amplify patient reach and therapeutic joy. PROJECTS like “ukulele art” weave an even broader community of care. Inspiration This project honors Kenna, a courageous girl from a loving family in Montana. The Student Artists We are grateful for the talents shared by 7th and 8th grade art students and their teacher at Lakota Ridge Jr. School (2015/16 term) in West Chester, Ohio. 1 ©2017 True Joy Acoustics, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Printed by Bethart Printing Solutions, West Chester, Ohio USA. All artwork, images and narratives are shared with exclusive permission. Reproduction is strictly prohibited.
  2. 2. Welcome Ukulele Art. Works of Heart. This is the complete gallery BOOKLET. View ONLINE at: www.truejoyacoustics.com See and share the 2 minute TRAILER for a quick view. Please consider supporting our hospital ukulele donations. Let’s make every brush stroke count. Ukulele Art - Lakota Ridge Jr. TRAILER 2
  3. 3. Preface Music therapy nourishes the soul of patients and families facing serious illness. It promotes healing, humanity and joy. 3 We first asked professional artist, illustrator and author of treasured children’s books, Johanna Wright, to depict that joy on a “ukulele canvas”.
  4. 4. 4 Artistic Inspiration Johanna’s art moved us to honor a special girl who painted her music therapy ukulele and pass the paint brush to others. Kenna, a former patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, created artistic flair on her ukulele. She also inscribed a message: “Work Hard … You’ll Get Through This!” We invited school artists to keep Kenna’s inspiration flowing.
  5. 5. Meet Kenna Kenna was from Montana. She courageously faced a difficult health battle at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 5
  6. 6. Meet Brian Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist. He helps children cope. Life can get hard, scary or just slow. Music therapy lifts moods that are low. Brian’s innovative spirit and role inspired us to begin donating FLEA® brand ukuleles to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in May 2010. 6
  7. 7. Kenna’s Ukulele Music Therapy was special to Kenna and her family. Playing ukulele became difficult. But with help from Brian, she created visual ways to express herself. 7
  8. 8. Ukulele Art Painting a ukulele isn’t novel. But Kenna and Brian created something special during music therapy moments. We celebrate it. FLEA® ukuleles provide a canvas for rich expression. You’ll see. 8
  9. 9. 9 Student Artists in this Project Art teacher Amy Panfalone at Lakota Ridge Jr. School invited her seventh and eighth grade students to participate. Designs were created on a paper outline of the ukulele top:   The range of emotions that accompany illness and healing   The ripple effect of a caring heart   How music soothes the soul   Children helping children through recovery
  10. 10. 10 We Needed an ART JURY Energy and talent for this project soared … 27 designs. Art jurors helped us pick 4 designs for actual ukulele painting. Their natural wood tops were custom prepped for best results.
  11. 11. Who Served on the ART JURY? Professionals that serve and inspire children of all abilities via the power of music and art therapy, illustration, storytelling. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: •  Deborah Benkovitz •  Brian Schreck •  Jennifer Seley •  Caleb Hastings •  Beth Harman •  Caitlin Krater •  Gina Roell Seattle Children’s Hospital: •  David Knott •  Betsy Hartman •  Rosalie Frankel •  Helena Hillinga Haas Children’s Book Author/Illustrator: •  Johanna Wright And special guest: Kimber Emmons … Kenna’s mother 11
  12. 12. 12 Enter the Art Gallery 1.  PREPARE FOR A HEART-STIRRING EXPERIENCE 2.  PACE YOURSELF TO TAKE IN EACH MESSAGE If viewing ONLINE, 27 artworks auto advance in about 6 minutes total. Use controls to pause, go back or speed up. 3.  TELL US YOUR FAVORITES Vote, scan, email ballot to: info@truejoyacoustics.com 4.  PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS Find social media links at: www.truejoyacoustics.com
  13. 13. 13 Ukulele Art Jury BALLOT Your Name: __________________________ Please CIRCLE Top 3 Picks 01 08 15 22 02 09 16 23 03 10 17 24 04 11 18 25 05 12 19 26 06 13 20 27 07 14 21 n END Artwork Number (NOT page): PAUSE TO PRINT OR COPY. Email completed ballot: info@truejoyacoustics.com
  14. 14. 01 I like art because I can develop my hands more and it is fun to draw. I came up with this design because I like to design with shapes and enjoy drawing hearts and flowers. Music helps me when I am tired or not feeling well by making me feel happy when I hear the sound of the singer’s voice. Marialinda 14
  15. 15. 02 The hand represents the people who always show love and continually have their arms open to those in need. The colors symbolize how big the effect a small, random act of kindness can give. The ukulele design reminds the beholder to stay positive, and keep going. Keegan 15
  16. 16. 03 I drew music notes around the ukulele to symbolize how music is everywhere around us. There are hearts at the top and the bottom to show how music soothes the soul and can help with healing. Faith 16
  17. 17. 04 I used color to symbolize all of the different emotions. The sadder emotions are blue near the bottom and happier emotions near the top. Children join hands and dance with the music. Jenna 17
  18. 18. 05 The sections in my drawing show love, anger, and sadness. These are all emotions someone may feel when facing an illness. The message in the center reminds them to be positive and they can get through it! Sarah 18
  19. 19. 06 This picture depicts a heart being torn apart by the news of a deadly disease. However, the heart is still beating. Although the disease takes its toll on the body it can never rip away hope. Emilia 19
  20. 20. 07 This drawing illustrates the range of emotions that go through a kid’s mind when they are sick. All of the designs I drew have an up and down motion. This symbolizes the ups and down feelings a patient may go through. Brady 20
  21. 21. 08 Each section represents a different emotion. Happy – when you find a cure or are healed. Sad – when you discover a problem. Be Strong – you must be strong to fight the illness. While many more, I focused on these because they are important to life. Zach 21
  22. 22. 09 In this drawing there is a well child and a sick child. They are sad because they are friends and they cannot see each other in the hospital. They wish to be more happy. They decide to think of something fun and easy, that they both can do. They think of a ukulele. The sun is shining bright, gradually covering the darkness. Andrew 22
  23. 23. 10 This drawing has a heart and music notes. The music notes are 8th notes. I chose 8th notes to show how music can help speed healing because these type of notes are played fast. It also shows how music is enjoyable and can make you happy, forgetting any pain or problems you may have. It can help you heal by making you feel better. Blake 23
  24. 24. 11 My design incorporates three of the themes. It shows the ripple effect of a caring heart and the colors illustrate the emotions the kids may feel. The feelings can come out through music and branch out to other emotions. Yellow – Joy of Playing, Blue – sadness, Red – frustration learning to play, Green – determination and hard work. Isaac 24
  25. 25. 12 My ukulele design represents children helping other children work through the range of emotions that go through illness. The children show each other they care. This is shown with the children holding hands and hearts between them. Stephanie 25
  26. 26. 13 Music can help soothe the soul by helping children recover and take their mind off the sickness. My picture shows an ocean with a sunset, a tranquil and peaceful setting. It reminds children to have fun and do things they like. Cole 26
  27. 27. 14 Hearts fill the entire space showing how loving and care can fill empty spaces. There are large and small hearts showing that an act of kindness, whether big or small, can make a big difference to someone in need. Brielle 27
  28. 28. 15 My design represents the wide range of emotions that people go through when experiencing illness. Even though there may be lots of sadness, happiness can always be found and is always around you. Ronit 28
  29. 29. 16 The ripple effect is shown through shading. It shows that one person’s hard times can reach other people who care and are willing to help out and help make someone’s life better. One person’s story can easily reach another, and so on, causing a ripple effect. Jerrica 29
  30. 30. 17 The scenery in my drawing represents peace, the sunset is playing a beautiful song. Prisha 30
  31. 31. 18 Just like you can pick a flower and share it with someone, you can also share your heart/love. You can share your heart by listening and caring for them, helping them to recover. Hannah 31
  32. 32. 19 My picture illustrates the ripple effect of emotions during the process of healing. The sun represents hope or a cure. The red represents anger, while the blue represents sadness. The purple is a mixture of the colors and shows how all of the emotions come together turning to hope above. Siddharth 32
  33. 33. 20 This illustration shows the range of emotions children experience during illness and also how they act due to how they feel. The brightness or tint of each color shows how intense each feeling is. Evan 33
  34. 34. 21 This design shows hope that children have within them and how being happy and positive helps with recovery. It shows bright and happy emotions. Evan 34
  35. 35. 22 This shows emotions from the heart. Half of the heart is happy and joyful for all the things ahead while the other half shows darkness, but readiness for new beginnings. The quote is an encouraging message to help with recovery. Sofia 35
  36. 36. 23 I drew the design to represent the music from the outside soothing the soul found in the center. Joshua 36
  37. 37. 24 I drew a heart and a bunch of music notes to symbolize how music surrounds the heart and helps people feel better and heal. Kati 37
  38. 38. 25 Music can help anyone and put them in a better mood. I drew a heart with headphones to show how music can soothe the soul. Bailey 38
  39. 39. 26 This ukulele’s overall feeling is peacefulness. It shows how beautiful and nice life can be. It also uses a variety of colors that could represent different emotions. Hunter 39
  40. 40. 27 The hearts symbolize love and care. The color pattern on the sides shows how the love radiates outward. Marcus 40
  41. 41. ART JURY Selections Follow Jot down your votes before proceeding. 41
  42. 42. "These are all fantastic! It was so hard to choose. So many remarkable works of art. My hat's off to every artist!” Deborah Benkovitz, LSW, MT-BC – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center “Just amazed, looking again and again at all these designs, and honestly, each one communicates so much and has some feature that is catching.” David Knott, MT-BC – Seattle Children’s Hospital “I really love this! This symmetrical design, the colors and the strong feeling and emotion behind this piece is really lovely (design #01).” Johanna Wright (Portland, OR) – Children's Book Author, Illustrator, Artist Johanna provided feedback to every student "WOW! Thank you for the inspired beauty of all of this!” Kimber Emmons – Kenna's mother 42
  43. 43. Ukulele Art in the Making 43
  44. 44. Amy Panfalone and Art Students 44
  45. 45. Marialinda I am Marialinda. I am from Guatemala. My hobbies are listening to music, drawing and dancing, and sometimes I like to play games like cards or soccer when I have time. I like to help others when they need help because it makes me feel happy to help other people so they are not alone in the world. One day I would like to learn more about how to dance because it inspires me. I like all music because sometimes music has words that talk about things that happen to us. 45
  46. 46. Brielle My name is Brielle. I am in the 8th grade at Lakota Ridge Junior School. I am a gymnast, cheerleader and I run track. I am in all advanced classes. I’m the second youngest of four siblings, two sisters, one brother. I like tumbling, listening to music, reading, and while I may not be considered an artist, I enjoy doodling and coloring, too. I am so thankful that I got to participate in this project because it was very fun. It was unlike any art project I’d ever done before and I love how the finished product looks. 46
  47. 47. Ronit My name is Ronit, I am 14 years old and I am an 8th grader at Lakota Ridge Junior School. My favorite subjects in school are art and gym. I play tennis year round and am ranked top 200 in the nation, in my age group. This project has been really cool because it allows me to help kids in need, while doing something that I think is fun. 47
  48. 48. Stephanie Hi, I’m Stephanie and I go to Lakota Ridge. I feel like I have good grades. A’s and B’s. I really like elephants, my goal is to ride one! I like to draw and read in my free time. When I think about my career, I think about being a cardiologist. I’m fascinated about how the heart works. I’m very honored to be picked for the ukulele project. I’m very happy that the children from Children’s Hospital learn that the art of music can help in many ways. I’m grateful that I’m helping others in need of support. 48
  49. 49. Works of Heart 49
  50. 50. Artworks to Display, Play and Love 50
  51. 51. Ukulele Artworks on Public Tour 51 MidPointe Library West Chester, Ohio The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Sharonville branch
  52. 52. Ukulele Artworks on Public Tour 52 Fairfield Community Arts Center atrium Fairfield, Ohio
  53. 53. Kenna Emmons [2002 – 2011] This project is dedicated to Kenna. She inspired joy, hard work and all to keep their “heads up, hearts strong”. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” - Pablo Picasso 53
  54. 54. What’s Next? The answer is up to you. Plus others you invite. Let’s honor Kenna and the work of these students & teacher. Share and inspire others: Your purchase or sponsorship of FLEA® ukuleles amplifies the impact of their creativity with more hospital instruments. Every instrument counts. It touches many young lives. Ukulele Art - Lakota Ridge Jr. GALLERY 54
  55. 55. Make a Heartfelt Difference We offer EASY ways to sponsor FLEA® brand ukuleles for hospital music therapy. They go into service FAST. Learn more at: www.truejoyacoustics.com Supply one or a set of ukuleles by making a “designated use” gift to participating hospital Contribute any dollar amount with PayPal Fund a BIG instrument set with others

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