Reaching Out To Children With Serious Illness
Posted by pellison on Feb 25, 2011
One World Rhythm joins the growing ranks of Artists in support of the Art of Elysium. The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997, encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. The organization provides artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.
“We were very moved by the presentation given to us by Art of Elysium Music Coordinator Nura Creitz,” said Pete Ellison, Founder of One World Rhythm, a Burbank based entertainment company.
The Art of Elysium’s programs are designed to inspire and empower kids through the arts. The lives of these children are largely filled with suffering, loneliness, fear and regimen. Artists have the unique ability to help children in need find a creative voice and discover a sense of individuality and self-efficacy, even in the midst of overwhelmingly difficult circumstances.
“Having been a parent of a sick, hospital confined child myself. I know what it is like to be afraid and lonesome in a hospital environment. Working with The Art of Elysium is a special opportunity to make a connection with hospital confined children and their families and to bring some of the joys of outside life into their hospital environment,” said One World Rhythm Events Coordinator Debbie Keith.
One World Rhythm will be doing ongoing work with the Art of Elysium beginning in early March 2011.