We use the arts to change lives.
The mission of ARTreach is to support the connection and delivery of quality arts programs led by professional artists with support from assistants and volunteers. Those we serve include children and families at risk, special needs groups and senior citizens. ARTreach connects community partners with artists to create the most positive impact on these vulnerable populations as well as the community at large.
Above the Influence
Youth from two high schools in Spring Branch ISD participated in a unique ARTreach project to create a collaborative mural representing the Above The Influence (ATI) campaign. The project goal was to educate and advocate for the prevention of drug abuse and build awareness for both the positive and negative influences in a child’s life that will impact personal decisions.
The creative concept allowed the teens to illustrate their interpretation of a healthy brain. They could use paint and every day objects and materials including caulk, joint compound, molds from household paint, wood shavings, organic plant life, cheerios, pins, necklaces and magazine clippings.
The completed mural depicts sections of the brain and brain stem for students to easily identify and understand their function. The design incorporates a logo/symbol representing the “Above The Influence” campaign. The final work of art will be displayed at Memorial City Mall in Houston.