Once again, our dynamic friend April Game of the San Diego Fine Art Society has a new catalytic happening in the San Diego art community coming up before we’ve managed to post picture of the last one.
This Saturday August 23, SDFAS invites everyone to attend its “Hearts on Fire Gala”, a benefit for the new Arts and Healing Fund for the Family Health Centers of San Diego.
Held at the home of artist Maher Morcos in La Jolla, CA and sponsored by Hearts on Fire Diamonds, the Gala offers to “entice your senses with an evening of gourmet tastes, spectacular views, exotic live fire performances and a live and silent auction for fine art, gems and more!”
Proceeds of the event will seed the new Arts and Healing Fund to purchase and install artwork in community health clinics through out San Diego. Family Health Centers of San Diego are one of the largest community health care organizations in the country. They provide health care for over 112,000 individuals annually who would otherwise go without needed care due to economics or insurance or the lack thereof. FHCSD is currently comprised of 11 primary care clinics, 3 dental clinics, 3 mental health centers, an HIV site, and 3 mobile medical units that provide healthcare services at nearly 100 different community sites, including elementary schools and community centers.
Many studies demonstrate that the presence of art reduces stress, helps boost the body’s natural immune system, and decreases the demand for pain medicatio. Many of us @ The Frame Maker have our own personal interests in improving the quality and success of the healthcare experience for anyone and everyone and have donated work to healthcare facilities in the past. The Frame Maker is proud to support SDFAS in developing the implementation procedures for art presentation and installation under the Aarts and Healing Fund guidelines, and we urge you to check out the SDFAS webpage for this event at http://www.sdfas.org/join-us.
You can read more about the San Diego Fine Art Society’s work with the Family Health Centers of San Diego at http://sdfas.org/blog.