SLIDESHOW: Artistic Impressions of MDA Summer Camp

Through the eyes of young artists

"It's Wheelie Art" was a group project at a Guthrie, Okla., MDA summer camp. A video of more camp art is below.
by Richard Senti on March 31, 2011 - 10:32am

QUEST Vol. 18, No. 2

In our print magazine, we didn't have room to feature the many wonderful examples of summer camp-related artwork from the MDA Art Collection. So we offer you this special Quest Extra slideshow, "Images of MDA Summer Camp," showcasing selected paintings, drawings, and pottery from a wide range of young artists from across the country.

After watching the slideshow (less than two minutes), scroll down for more information on the artists and their creations.

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Slideshow Artists' Notes


Samuel Williams' Fishing Buddies

Fishing Buddies
Colored marker drawing, 19¾” x 30¼”

SAMUEL WILLIAMS
b. 1989
Charlotte, N.C.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

MDA Camp by Maureen Raisch

MDA Camp
Mixed media, 10½” x 13½"

MAUREEN RAISCH
b. 1967
St. Louis, Mo.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Summer Camp by Amanda Aucoin

Summer Camp
Watercolor, 16½” x 14”

AMANDA AUCOIN
b. 1983
Berlin, Mass.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Fishing at Camp by Nick Gerstler

Fishing at Camp
Acrylic, 30½" x 24½"

NICK GERSTLER
1979-1999
Houston, Texas
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Camp Fun by Alexis Marie Villa

Camp Fun
Marker drawing, 20½” x 18”

ALEXIS MARIE VILLA
b. 1995
Pico Rivera, Calif.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Sunset Dip by Luke Christie

Sunset Dip
Mixed media, 19” x 16”

LUKE CHRISTIE
b. 1993
Due West, S.C.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Four Vases art collaboration

Four Pottery Vases
Vases created by campers at the Heber, Ariz., MDA summer camp, with the assistance of a professional sculptor. Each vase features individual children’s handprints.

Camp Potawatomi by Nathan Estes

"Camp Potawatomi Camp Fire"
Felt marker, 12" x 14½"

NATHAN ESTES
1981 - 2009
Greentown, Ind.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Parrot in a Berry Bush by Steven Beuerlein

Parrot in a Berry Bush
16½” x 13½”, Crayon drawing

STEVEN BEUERLEIN
b. 1988
Phoenix, Ariz.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Race to the Summit by Petr Wronski

Race to the Summit
Pencil drawing, 28¾” x 23¾”

PETR WRONSKI
b. 1985
Barre, Mass.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

It's Wheely Art - art collaboration

It’s Wheely Art!
Created by children at a Guthrie, Okla., MDA summer camp with bed sheets and tempera paints using their hands, feet and wheelchairs.

Rainbow Love by Alyssa Schwartzenburg

“Rainbow Love”
Opaque watercolor, 21¾” x 18”

ALYSSA SCHWARTZENBURG
b. 1990
Sulphur, La.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Camp Marie Sunset by Mathew Murdock

Sunset at Camp Maria
Crayon, 13” x 16”

MATHEW MURDOCK
1973-2007
Fruitland, Md.
Spinal muscular atrophy

Fishing by Shawna Borman

Fishing
Acrylic, 38¼" x 31”

SHAWNA BORMAN
b. 1986
Mesquite, Texas
Spinal muscular atrophy

Rest Stop at MDA Camp by Maureen Raisch

Rest Stop at MDA Camp
Mixed media, 18¾” x 20”

MAUREEN RAISCH
b. 1967
St. Louis, Mo.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

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