connecting the ANDs community classes

yes and no - with and without - old and new - to and from - some and none - near and far

In the space between words lies the connection, and in that connection is the power to transform, connect and build. The connecting the ANDs projects are a continually evolving entity encompassing art, discussion and community building that spans the distances between us.

At Roots + Wings we believe in connecting people across all aspects of life through the universal language of art, building and impacting relationships new and old.  

We accomplish this in many ways, and are constantly learning, growing and figuring out new ways to connect across our local community and the globe. Here are some ways outreach is happening at Roots + Wings.

connecting the ANDs community classes

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Our Roots + Wings outreach team offers Community Classes as one more way to connect with our local community, offering space and time between groups of people that for one reason or another, do not get a chance to spend much time together.

We work with numerous non-profit organizations to create opportunities, including Children First Communities in Schools, YWCA of Asheville, OpenDoors Asheville, Eliada, Arts for Life, Open Hearts and more.

connecting the ANDs creativity camps


We also create opportunities for children from multiple organizations to come together for Creativity Camps. An example of a recent collaboration was with children from Arts For Life (art education for pediatric patients), Eliada (supporting high risk children and adolescents) and Roots + Wings. These camps offer opportunities to connect and inspire joy in each other through both individual and collaborative works. Like our other series, each of the participants receive a set of postcards of their collaborative work, with the simple goal that they will then send the postcards to friends and family - spreading our collective stories even further.

Want to join in?

Become a Roots + Wings Program Ambassador for our connecting the ANDs community classes!

What you’re supporting

Building confidence and self compassion through dynamic, accessible arts education with low-income students in the Asheville area each year:

  • 50+ hours with students ages 3-5 in the YWCA Early Learning Program

  • 40+ hours with students ages 5-10 living in the Pisgah View and Woodridge communities

  • 20+ hours with students ages 11-14 enrolled in the IRL afterschool program


Your support of our connecting the ANDs community classes, camps is made possibly by our amazing partner - the Asheville Area Arts Council- our fiscal sponsor for these outreach programs! Your donation will be processed and sent to us by the AAAC.

Be a part of the work we're doing!

more about connecting the ANDs

The beginning of connecting the ANDs: Matanzas, Cuba

The beginning of connecting the ANDs: Matanzas, Cuba

The connecting the ANDs projects name (a thriving, multi-disciplinary adventure drawing together participants near and far) was originally developed by Ginger Huebner, our R+W Founding Director. She believes that understanding only comes through real connection.  As a visual artist with a background in architecture and education, Ginger’s art practice thrives on dialogue.  Her investigations have created a substantial body of work that examines the fragments of experience, place and circumstance that combine to create the essence of identity. Ginger’s architecture foundation - specifically the practice of working closely with clients in the creative process - and her training as an educator have steered her towards using her art practice as a conduit between communities, exploring and bridging the spaces between us.

Learn more about connecting the ANDs on Ginger’s website…
and how her work weaves in and out from her studio to Roots + Wings and back.