Colorado Kids Give Gift of Art

 

Banner of Artwork from Children in Colorado

BoulderShares® founder and daughter stand in front of a banner of artwork created by Colorado students to cheer up earthquake survivors in the Medishare field hospital in Port-au-Prince. The patients loved the brightly colored pictures and words of encouragement as much as the children in Colorado loved creating them. The banner hung in the adult tent until Medishare moved to its current home at l'hopital Bernard Maves. Artwork from some of the haitian children now resides in Boulder, Colorado.

BoulderShares® uses Art Therapy for Earthquake Trauma Care

Artistic Expression

"Artistic expression is helpful in dissipating an acute stress response….
it soothes the psyche and the soul."

 

Original Medishare Artwork

Art Makes Me Happy

This is Pablo Picasso (no joke!) holding his rendition of his grateful heart after receiving long term care in the Medishare army field hospital where he healed for several weeks after the earthquake. The original work now lives in Boulder, Colorado.

 

Earthquake victims still have bright smiles

Blanchard never stops smiling throughout her ordeal in the medical tent.

 

Man coloring stained glass picture

A girl with a broken back still smiles and enjoys some coloring with her mother nearby.

 

Girls living in a tent city enjoy coloring during the bright of day.

 

Girls holding up stained glass pictues

Smiles, sunlight, and stained glass coloring brightens life in a tent city

 

Man coloring stained glass picture

A displaced family in Leogane enjoys a quiet moment coloring together