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Changing Images Art Foundation, Inc. was co-founded in 1997; we are a non-profit, 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization dedicated to bring comfort and color to people, both young and old, who are in traditional institutional settings. By providing a supervised, interactive art activity, we are able to transform bleak, empty walls into colorful surroundings, leaving each facility with professional looking murals that they help create. This unique and dynamic idea of involving everyone; patients, residents, family members, staff, and volunteers is “Medicine for the Soul”.
Interested in a corporate team building event or an activity for your community service organization? Participate in a group mural and become a part of something great! Or contact us for more ideas for what your organization can do.
Or donate today! Every little bit helps to further pursue our cause to make a positive difference in the lives of others, and to heal through art. Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated!
We have begun a journey to bring beauty where colorful, engaging designs are needed to lift the spirit and heal the body and the soul,” says Arlene RB Sullivan, Executive Director/ Artist of Changing Images Art Foundation. Changing Images transforms facilities from bleak to unique with professionally finished murals.
Sullivan’s first inspiration came when her youngest child was hospitalized at two weeks of age and she spent two months in the intensive care unit with him. A former art teacher, she was depressed that the only things that surrounded the patients in the unit were scary machinery, wires, tubing and beige, blank walls. “After a while, you start to adjust your breathing to the beeps. The hospital itself and the medical staff were excellent but the atmosphere was not very cheerful or comforting,” says Sullivan.
After working with an organization and painting murals for 6 years, Sullivan partnered with two other parents in 1997 to work on her first mural for Changing Images. In just a few years, she was working with over 4,000 volunteers. Changing Images, soon celebrating its 20th anniversary, has created paintings of colorful inspiration found in various schools, shelters, nursing homes and medical facilities around New Jersey, New York, throughout the country, and around the world.
"The value of art lies within the lives that it touches not the money it commands. At the most critical time, Arlene Sullivan has touched the lives of thousands of children and their families."
Dr. David Bollard, D.O. President Sparta Medical Associates
"I looked up and saw your mural and felt it was like a hug from a friend."
About the Artist
Arlene RB Sullivan cofounded the Changing Images Art Foundation, Inc. in 1997 along with partners Mary Ann Martello and Georgann Novak.
Georgann and MaryAnn have moved on to other pursuits, Arlene continues the mission to provide Medicine for the Soul!
Memberships, Accomplishments, and Awards:
- 2014 WCBS FM Interview w/Deb Gordon
- 2013 Philadelphia University Centennial Educators Award
- 2013 Informational Webinar for NOFSW
- 2012 Invited to speak at Fordham University – Arts for a Change
- 2012 NY103.5 WKTU Cares interview w/Cindy Vero
Arlene RB Sullivan
The Journey of Hanna Heart
is a story about Hanna, a happy, content little heart who is suddenly taken on a journey by a blast of cold wind. Depicted in this book are Hanna’s experiences after being forced away from all that is familiar to her, from landing on an iceberg, to falling deep into the ocean, to being stuck by a very pointy palm tree. She is frightened by what is happening to her. The experiences are different from anything she has been accustomed to, but with the help of some wonderful friends she meets along the way, she learns that there can be good in every situation. A soft, gentle breeze finally returns her home to her rainbow heart tree, safe and sound, to rejoin her family and friends.
The Journey of Hanna Heart
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