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4 SESSION JEWELRY WORKSHOP @ THE CREATIVE CENTER

WEDNESDAYS OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, & 25 of 2017|   6-8PM
Workshop Focus: Using reclaimed leather and beads

Tap into your inner warrior by creating environmentally sustainable statement jewelry using reclaimed leather, beads, and feathers. We will make time for experimenting with the tools, such as a rotary cutter and rivet setter, and and learning about the dynamic properties of leathers - All leathers come from the "scrap" bins at leather wholesalers or from damaged hides that cannot be sold to make larger accessories. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a beautiful piece of wearable art!

The instructor, Katie, a former competitive horseback rider, found her creative voice when she realized how much memory was wrapped up in the textures and smells of leather. In the three and a half years she has been making jewelry, she has shown in two fashion presentations and one runway show during New York Fashion Week. All of this drive comes from feeling a profound sense of calm and focus while creating. She has designed for several performers, has had her work appear in magazines, and especially loves making custom pieces. She's thrilled to join the Orange Giraffe Project's mission of empowering people living with cancer, and those touched by the cancer community, through the creative outlet of jewelry design. 

See more of Katie's designs on her website, Palomino Jewelry NY.  And check out some of the jewelry created in past OGP workshops at the Creative Center in our Gallery.

The Creative Center at University Settlement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and through all stages of life.

Sign up through The Creative Center at 646-465-5313/5314 or info@creativecenter.org. 
Located at 184 Eldridge Street 10002.

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MUSEUM TOUR + JEWELRY WORKSHOP @ MAD

THURSDAY JULY 20, 2017   |   5-8PM
Exhibits toured: Counter-Couture, fashion after Fashion, and MAD's permanent jewelry collection

Do you ever see art you want to wear? Open your mind and creativity up for an afternoon or evening with us at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Participate in an interactive tour of a current exhibition, then enjoy 2 hours working with museum educators, jewelry designers, and other participants to create your own wearable art.

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. For a list of current exhibitions at MAD, click here.

Sign up by emailing register@orangegiraffeproject.org, subject line: MAD workshop.

Located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. 

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YOUTH PROGRAM @
NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN MORGAN STANLEY
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL + HERBERT IRVING CHILD & ADOLESCENT ONCOLOGY CENTER

Bring a bit of joy and color to your day! Pediatric patients are inspired to think of what colors mean to them and what they'd like to carry with them as they await their treatment. Red might mean love; yellow - cheer; black - strength. No matter what they symbolize, creating these simple bracelets will surely reflect the giant courage found in OGP's youngest participants.

Note: this program is in development. OGP is currently looking for regular volunteers for this program. These volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation and registration at New-York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Located at:
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
3959 Broadway, New York, New York 10032

Herbert Irving Child & Adolescent Oncology Center
171 Fort Washington Avenue, 7th floor, New York, New York 10032

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FRIENDS & FAMILY WORKSHOPS @ MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

People undergoing treatment aren't the only ones living with cancer; friends and family are too. Each session features a different jewelry making project, all of which are aimed at providing stress relief and fun for participants.

Note: This program is in development. We are in need of regular volunteers for this program who are required to complete a volunteer orientation and registration at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Located at 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065. 

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EXHIBITIONS FEATURING WEARABLE ART & WELLNESS 

Through our exhibitions, we invite artists to challenge set ideas of living with cancer and illness. Various themes have including transformation, disease prevention, mental health, environmental health, societal impacts of big pharma, Eastern vs. Western medicine, recovery from treatment, and more. Some artists have worked with traditional jewelry-making materials, while others have chosen to make wearable art from unconventional materials like bandages and pills. Through exhibiting this work in galleries and less expected venues such as  salons, we hope to inspire viewers to think about their own notions of health, healing, and beauty.

Check out some of the jewelry from this program in our Gallery. Announcements for upcoming exhibitions and call for entries coming soon.

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ONLINE RADIO:
ARTISTS FEATURED ON
THE STUPID CANCER SHOW

Hear OGP artists share the stories behind their art and their survivorship. Produced by Stupid Cancer, The Stupid Cancer Show is a multi-award-winning talk radio podcast that has given voice to the young adult cancer movement and elevated the cause to the global spotlight.

Episode #375: Orange Giraffe Project

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