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Client Art For Sale At Heroes Luncheon, Nov. 2

Posted 10/4/2017

You can share a meaningful part of our clients’ journey of hope and healing.  Art, created by our clients, can be purchased at our Annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon, to be held at The Broadmoor on Nov. 2 from 12 to 1 p.m.

As part of the Creative Expressions Program, clients are provided opportunities to enhance creativity, strengthen art techniques, and use art creation to increase overall well-being. Clients explore their talents with acrylic painting, drawing, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. Classes help develop and improve skills for stress management, effective communication, increased socialization, confidence, life balance self-awareness and coping. The program has helped many of our clients on their journeys.

To help you better understand our clients recovery we would like to share one of their stories. An art student/client suffered from PTSD after her time as a nurse in the military. When she was referred to art therapy she said, “I had never painted. Never. I crawled out of the darkness and found the motivation to socialize, set boundaries and get a job.” She benefited immensely from the program, reducing her anger and improving her overall outlook on life.

Kim Nguyen started the Creative Expressions Program over seven years ago. She works with AspenPointe clients as well as military veterans.  Nguyen is well respected in the community and has been acknowledged for her life’s mission to help others overcome trauma through the arts. Nguyen also uses art as therapy for the families of combat casualties. Nguyen has helped AspenPointe clients, like the previously told story, to overcome obstacles and achieves their goals.

Purchasing and sharing client artwork is one way you can show your support for our community and play an active role in our clients’ recoveries.  Artwork can be purchased by cash or check only.  To view the client art for sale, please visit this link.

You can display the artwork at your office, in your home or as a gift it to a friend as a symbolism of hope and healing. Client art is also featured in our calendars that will go on sale later this year. 

This year’s keynote speaker for the Heroes luncheon will be SNL star Darrell Hammond. Hammond will tell of his challenging upbringing and difficulties as an adult.  To help our community regarding mental health, proceeds generated from the event will assist mental health first aid training. To learn more about our Heroes luncheon or to purchase tickets, please visit www.AspenPointe.org/heroes.

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