Sing for Hope

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Bridget Grotberg

Piano Title
Eat Healthy, Be Healthy

About the Piano
Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden, 378 Willis Avenue, Bronx, NY
Hours: 9AM - 5PM

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As a teacher, children surround me every day and I believe that the greatest lesson I could ever hope to instill in my students would be to love who they are. In a world so full of judgment, I wish to only focus on acceptance. When you love yourself, you can then love and accept another for who they are. When you love yourself, you can love and be grateful for all living beings. When you love yourself, it is easy to want to nourish your body with good foods. When you nourish yourself responsibly, respectfully and lovingly, the world is a beautiful place to be.

I want my piano to be a tool of active thought rather than a passive or judgmental piece. I would like students to see that we are all members together on this planet and that the conditions of our own humanity and health are the conditions of the humanity and health of all creatures.

About the Artist
I am currently the K-12 visual arts instructor with the Wakefield-Marenisco School District where I teach elementary art, middle school art, high school art, graphic arts and ceramics each day. I love the variety and I am deeply inspired by my students. I get to create and be immersed in creative minds every day.

As a native of the mid-west, I have always had a love of nature and a fascination for how the light dances off my subjects. For as long as I can recall, I have had an inherent desire to create. I work in all mediums from pencil to paint and my interests are as varied as my array of subject matter, from realism to the abstract. However, I particularly enjoy pencil portraits and capturing the feeling and mood of my subjects.

When I am not drawing, I am an avid tap dancer, I am active in community theater, enjoy running and I am very interested in living and promoting a healthy lifestyle. I am constantly looking to live in better harmony with nature and with the world around me.

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