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We, The ARTISTS OF COLORADO, in keeping with our mission to do projects that will enhance our community and bring the glass community in Colorado closer together, are doing a special project in conjunction with The Morgan Adams Foundation, D&L Art Glass Supply and The Children's Hospital of Colorado, entitled THE MORGAN ADAMS PROJECT.
Morgan Adams was a little girl who died of cancer. Her Mother started the Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the support of children's cancer and research.

I asked the children in the cancer unit of Children's Hospital to draw a picture and write a story of their healing character and assign them special powers. Twenty-five children participated. We are making their drawings come alive by blowing them, or sculpting them into 3-D glass, done either in the furnace or on the torch.

These, with the corresponding child's drawing and story, will be auctioned off at a special event called ARTMA 2020, on February 8th, 2020. The Morgan Adams Foundation puts on this art auction event every two years, to raise money for children's cancer research.

As a special gift to the children, D & L Art Glass Supply and Leslie Silverman graciously opened their teaching facility and furnished all of the glass and kiln time to produce a glass tile matching the drawing of every child who participated. These will be given out either at the auction or at the hospital. Glass is non-allergenic. The Morgan Adams Foundation has also made and will give each child a special t-shirt with the project name and Glass Artists of Colorado on it. Every participating glass artist will receive the same t-shirt and a year's membership from our club.

The comments form the children are amazing, with most of them saying this was the best project they have ever done, since it gave them a chance to participate in the fund raising. They were incredibly enthusiastic and we are grateful. The artists, also expressed their gratitude with being a part of this event and being able to do something completely foreign to them. They would love to do this again. Over all, it is a win/win for everyone.

Thank you to all who participated. We are blessed to have this great glass community here in Colorado.