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Upcoming -- Cristina's Exhibits and Events

Announcements

— Cristina's A Brighter Way is at the Gift Shop in the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Cristina's prints, cards, T-Shirts, bookmarks, and much more are available. She will be there to greet you on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

— Cristina's A Brighter Way is in Brookline in the Party Favors Annex 1354A Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner
She will be there to greet you on most Mondays and Fridays 3:00 - 7:00, Saturdays 12:00 - 5:30, Sundays 2:00 - 5:00. Evening appointments are available. Call (616) 881-9800 or (617) 277-3037.

Brigham & Women's Hospital Ambulatory Center, 350 Boylston Street, Route 9, Chestnut Hill
Tuesday, December 14 - Friday, December 17, Tuesday, February 8 - Friday, February 11, 2011, Tuesday, May 3 - Friday, May 6, 2011. June and July 2011 dates TBD.

— Cristina's A Brighter Way is featured at The Meat House, 1285 Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner

— Cristina's are is on display in the following locations at The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center:

  • 6th floor Pediatric ICU..."A Brighter Way" prints are now in two family rooms.
  • 6th and 7th floors..."A Brighter Way" prints are now in the elevator area and more.
  • "A Brighter Way" Garden of color collection on the 6th and 7th floors was made possible by a private gift to Cristina.

A doctor vising Tufts from Lahey Clinic invited Cristina to have a display of her art at Lahey an there will be possibilities as Cristina's A Brighter Way becomes a not for profit entity.

A doctor from Children's Hospital in Tampa, FL met Cristina and took his excitement and support to their gift shop... they look forward to having Cristina's artwork!

"A Brighter Way" now has an advisory board that meets once a month. Their first major project was applying for not for profit status.

Home is Where the Art is
Children's Hospital Boston Cristina was one of the artists invited to create an original painting for the new Family House at 241 Kent Street, which provides patient housing at a significantly reduced rate.

A Brighter Way

Future Plans
Massachusetts General Hospital, General Store
Cristina's Table... date to be determined.

— As Always,
Cristina’s hopes and plans are to continue visiting medical facilities, as well as adding new hospitals, and to visit patients.  The excitement of A Brighter Way is in not knowing what may happen on any given day, e.g., Hope Lodge purchased several large prints for the Cancer Center; Dr. Keith Crawford selected a print to take to the Royal Family in Qatar; the Rwanda Team heart surgeons from BWH selected a card to thank patrons who supported their trip to Africa.  Or the day a phone call came from the manager of Tufts Medical Center Gift Shop asking Cristina to join them in the Gift Shop expansion.  This happened because of a doctor who believed in Cristina’s mission…Dr. Miller.

Past Exhibits and Events- Creating A Brighter Way

2010

The Italian Home for children opened their doors to honor Cristina on May 16th.

Cristina participated with her table at the PMC Jimmy Fund on May 23rd.

Cristina was awarded a "Governor's Citation" an was invited to an event where Cristina presenter her "A Brighter Way" t-shirts to Governor Deval Patrick, Magic Johnson, Doc Rivers and others. She continues to enjoy this warm, rewarding relationship.

Cristina loves the heartfelt messages she continues to receive from patients, families/friends and staff in appreciation of her prints in the Brigham & Women's Hospital Pain Clinic, Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts, etc. Thank you!

Cristina was chosen as the exclusive artist to display her artwork on Chemo Floor at the West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo, MI. The exhibit lasted one year and ended in March 2010.

Exhibit of Artwork at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
Cristina's artwork will again be exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston. Matti Insco-Williams accepted Cristina's invitation to team up with her and exhibit his artwork as well.

2009
MGH's Illuminations Program
A collection of Cristina’s prints are displayed in MGH’s Illuminations Program in the Yawkey Breast Cancer Center, 9A. (October 2008 - January 2009)

— Exciting news
Cristina’s A Brighter Way painting was selected by the Artists with Disabilities Task Force, Massachusetts State Rehabilitation Council, to be on the cover of the 2009 calendar. (January 2009)

— Exciting news
Anticipated move to the space at Church of Our Savior, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Thank you Father Joel, Denise and parishioners.  Cristina will be preparing for her exhibit at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. (March 2009)

April 2009 Announcements  
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April, May, June 
Cristina’s artwork will be exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse., Boston, MA. Cristina will be honored with a reception in April. (April - June 2009)

May 2009 Announcements  
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— Saturday & Sunday, 2 & 3
Brookline Open Studio. Cristina’s art will be on display at Church of Our Savior, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline. (May 2009)

— May 6 – May 24
Kent Street Project – New Exhibit. Brookline Public Library. For more information, see details listed in January 2009. (May 2009)

— Friday, May 29
Reception—John Joseph Moakley Courthouse • Cristina’s artwork is exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, Boston, MA. Cristina will be honored with a reception on Friday, May 29, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Enjoy cupcakes by Party Favors on the terrace overlooking the water, while listening to music by guitarist Colin Cannon. (May 2009)

April, May, June 
Cristina’s artwork will be exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse., Boston, MA. Cristina will be honored with a reception in April.

Cristina featured at John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
Cristina’s artwork will be exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse., Boston, MA. Cristina will be honored with a reception in April.(April - June 2009)

Special news 
Cristina was chosen as the exclusive artist to display her artwork on the Chemo Floor at the West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo, MI. The exhibit will last approximately one year. There will be a reception for Cristina on Thursday, August 27. (August 2009)


2008
MGH's Illuminations
A collection of Cristina’s prints are displayed in Mass. General Hospital’s Illuminations Program in the Yawkey Breast Cancer Center, 9A. (October 2008 through January 2009).

Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Cristina’s hopes and plans are to continue visiting medical facilities, as well as adding new hospitals, and to visit patients. Visiting artist table (throughout 2008).

Brigham & Women's Hospital Medical Building, Boston, MA
Visiting artist table (throughout 2008).

Winter Art Show, Brookline, MA
“A Brighter Way” Art Gallery participated in the Brookline community (February 9, 2008).

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic: Images of Aviation
Chapter Four, Revisiting the Vision—a section is dedicated to Cristina and her Mom, Leanne. Author, Suzanne Rhodes; Publisher, Arcadia Publishing. Published in February, available at Barnes & Noble (February, 2008)

Team Heart—Rwanda
A group of cardiac surgeon volunteers from Brigham & Women’s Hospital requested Cristina’s Passion Heart and designed card for a ”thank you” to their patrons…”A giving heart • Gives a heart” (March, 2008).

Women’s Lung Cancer Forum
Brigham & Women’s Hospital selected Cristina’s “Oh! Butterfly” painting as the logo for a book of memories and inspiration to be shared with women and their families as they deal with lung cancer (April, 2008).

Brookline Open Studio Event, Brookline, MA
Participated in the Brookline community annual event Open Studios. (April, 2008).

The Artisans and Their Treasures.
Cristina will be featured at this Hello Spring! craft fair house party. A big basket with art from each vendor will be raffled off (May 3, 2008).

“A Brighter Side of Fashion”, Quincy, MA
B3 Productions and Viva Hair Salon presents “A Brighter Side of Fashion,” a fashion show fund raiser for brain tumor research and A Brighter Way mission. The event will feature local designers in fashion and makeup, and entertainment (May 17, 2008).

Cambridge Family and Children’s Service Gala Auction
Cristina will donate her framed A Brighter Way print. Proceeds provide support to CFCS programs for children and families in need (May 21, 2008).

"REFLECTIONS"
850 Boylston, Brigham & Women’s Medical Building. Thursday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to a Reception at FastFrames, Brookline, corner of Washington and Beacon Streets, to honor 6 artists, including Cristina, who were selected to do artwork on frames for a fundraiser, “REFLECTIONS”—Brookline High 21st Century Fund. The frames will be displayed in FastFrame’s window (October 24–November 14).

MGH's Illuminations
MGH Cancer Center’s IlluminationsProgram Reception. 10th Floor of the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.  5:30-7:00 p.m. Opening remarks at 6:00 p.m. (November, 2008).

Ladies Night Out
A fundraiser for Southwest Michigan Cancer Center. Wedel’s Garden Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Cristina will have a table of her artwork. 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (November 14, 2008).

Brookline High School 21st Century Fund Gala
The 2008 Brookline High School 21st Century Fund Gala, 10th Anniversary celebration, will honor 6 individuals. Cristina was selected to do an artistic frame for the auction for one of the honorees, Sarah Lamb. The event is open to the public. Tickets start at $300. For additional information: 617-713-5211 or http://www.bhs21stcenturyfund.org/2008-21st-cf-gala.html. (November 15, 2008).

A Brighter Way Art Gallery
Reopening of the A Brighter Way Art Gallery on the Walkway next to Party Favors. (November 28, 2008).

First Light
First Light.  A celebration for holiday shopping in Brookline. (December 4, 2008).

Alternative Christmas Market  
The Alternative Christmas Market, Church of Our Savior, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cristina’s will have a table of her artwork. (December7, 2008).


2007

Cristina featured on Channel 5
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Channel Five News created a short story special on Cristina and the Holiday Art Gallery from 2007.

John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, Boston, MA
Rachael Molly Markoff Foundation — Auction Fundraiser. Cristina donated her framed A Brighter Way print for the auction (10-18-07). Art Exhibit (October 2-December 30, 2007).

WCVB Channel 5 TV
Story featuring Cristina and her artwork—video can be seen on Cristina’s website (December 21, 2007).

Brookline Tab publishes article,
“A Space of Their Own — Artists with disabilities selling work in temporary gallery” (December 6, 2007).

A Brighter Way Art Gallery’s
Official Open House and Reception (December 6, 2007).

First Light, Brookline, MA
“A Brighter Way” Art Gallery participated in the Brookline community annual holiday kick-off. (November 29, 2007).

Children’s Hospital Boston Holiday Craft Fair
Cristina was invited to exhibit her artwork (November 15, 2007).

Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA
Festival in the Park—art & crafts fair (October 14, 2007).

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
“Meet the Artist Today” reception featuring Cristina and her artwork (June 2007).

Children’s Hospital of Boston
Cristina was selected as the first artist to participate in the Children’s Hospital “Art for Kool Kids” program. Private exhibit (November 2006 - May 2007) in the main entrance of the hospital in the au bon pan café. Cristina donated ten large prints with mats for the hospital to use in their frames.

Cristina was honored at a reception on November 26, 2006. Reception included private exhibit and art table. A short speech was given by Cristina for hospital employees and guests. Children’s Hospital surprised Cristina by purchasing the donated prints.

Brookline Art Center
Exhibit and reception for local artists in Brookline (January 2007).


2006
“Young Artist Spreads Cheer,” Cape Cod Times

Paula Peters, a former Cape Cod Times staff writer, wrote a moving story about Cristina (November 26, 2006). Download.

Honored guests to Angel Flight’s Annual Dinner and Auction, Virginia Beach, VA
Cristina welcomed the guests as they arrived, and she was asked to speak to the group. Cristina donated her framed “The ‘Sweet’ Hearts” Collection for the auction (October 2006).

Courtyard Marriott Brookline, MA
Private exhibit and reception for Cristina, sponsored by the Marriott (May 2006).

Cristina’s cards and prints were first displayed and sold in Brookline, through a coordinated effort, at Bowl and Board, Party Favors and Wild Goose Chase. (May 2006).

Rotary of Brookline, MA
Speaking engagement and small exhibit (May 2006).

Kalamazoo Cancer Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Exhibit (February 2006 through May 2006).

Hackett High School Class, Kalamazoo, MI
Speaking engagement (April 2006).

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA), Kalamazoo, MI
Speaking engagement and presentation of painting to board of directors (March 2006).

Retirement home function for Alzheimer’s, Kalamazoo, MI
Fundraiser (2006).


2005
Angel Flight selected Cristina’s “Angel in Flight”

Painting for their holiday card (Christmas 2005).

Volunteer
Along with her mom Leanne, visit retirement home residents when in Kalamazoo, MI. Plant flowers, take residents to visit their families, arrange medical appointments and therapy, drive to appointments, take them on outings. Brought Cristina’s art and created fun events with music and cake (2003-present).

Art for the Heart –
Silent Auction Fundraiser for Art Therapy for cancer patients and their families. Cristina donated her print “The ‘Sweet’ Hearts” Blue for the auction (May 2005).

Portage Public Library, Portage, MI
Private exhibit (November 2004 to May 2005). This was Cristina’s first exhibit and the beginning of her unexpected career in art.

Hospice of Southwest Michigan and Visiting Nurses, Kalamazoo, MI
Two of Cristina’s prints have been used on the covers and throughout two books by Hospice (“Special Angel: Your Creative Journal, for children who have lost someone they love,” by Gay Walker, M.A.), and on the cover of a CD (2005).

“You Can Make a Difference,”
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Fundraiser for people with disabilities. Arts & Crafts Fair. Cristina was the only vendor with a disability (Fall 2005).

Western Michigan University
Graduate Class Speaking engagement (Fall 2005).

Wedel’s Nursery, Kalamazoo, MI
Arts & Crafts Exhibit (July 2005).