Greensboro, NC - For many people, art is the best therapy for stress or overcoming an illness. Organizers at the African American Atelier understand its healing effects and they're putting it to good use.
On Friday, March 22nd, they're holding an art sale to benefit the new Cone Health Sickle Cell Center. The showcase called, 'Healing Arts For Sickle Cell' features works from local and regional artists.
The artwork purchased will forever hang on the walls of the Sickle Cell Center with the purchaser's name affixed underneath it. It's a big thank you for donating to the cause.
"It's a way of not only bringing a community together, but helping people to feel better as they're trying to get better," said Dr. Alma Adams, Curator & Co-founder of the African American Atelier. Adams, lost her sister to Sickle Cell and knows how painful this disease can be. "I hope to bring smiles to people's faces while they're battling this," said Adams.
The new Sickle Cell Center is located next to Wesley Long Hospital and is the first comprehensive medical facility for Sickle Cell Disease in our state; only one of two in the country.
You can take part in the VIP Reception this Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:30pm at the African American Atelier. You can find it in the Cultural Arts Center on North Davie Street in Downtown Greensboro. Those who purchase art will get a tax write-off.
For more information call the Atelier at 336-333-6885 or visit them online at http://www.africanamericanatelier.org/.