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Sunset Kiwanis to host the American Healing Arts Foundation

Staff~ 4/15/2015

FOUNTAIN HILLS – The American Healing Arts Foundation, a 501-c3 non-profit veteran charity, is uniting with Sunset Kiwanis for the month of May. Sunset Kiwanis is offering their building at 16057 E. Kiwanis Drive, in Fountain Hills, for art classes.

Renowned artists and AHAF instructors Donna Levine and Hal Stewart have supported American Healing Arts Foundation since the very beginning. Levine stated, “Teaching these classes is a privilege. I receive as much gratification from my Vets as they get from me. They have survived experiences most of us never have had, nor want to. This keeps life in focus – keeps it real. They bring me to reality. I try to make them access their fantasy and we have great fun in the process!”

Stewart stated, “Art is proven to be beneficial in the healing process and I’ve personally seen numerous changes in the lives of our veterans, while teaching throughout the years at Arizona Fine Art EXPO.”

Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual assaults remain high for both wounded and uninjured soldiers, plus the suicide and divorce rates continue to soar. AHAF classes provide healing through arts and art therapy, giving veterans the ability to interact with award-winning instructors, witness their own creative side, offer an art career opportunity, and exercise the power of rehabilitation. Classes are intended to reunite veterans with their comrades, away from hospitals and the battlefield, in a peaceful environment.

American Healing Arts Foundation is asking the public to get involved by helping them spread the word to our U.S. veterans about free art classes. More volunteer support is needed, donations are greatly appreciated, and there is always a great need for volunteer drivers to transport the veterans to their classes.

To sign up for classes, contact Judi Combs at (480) 837-5637 or visit www.AmericanHealingArtsFoundation.com.