Rehoboth Art  League and SOAR partner to offer classes throughout April

Art is Healing exhibit opens April 5 at RAL
March 29, 2013

The Rehoboth Art League and SOAR Inc. are partnering to host experiential classes integrating healing and art. Participants will engage in painting, drawing, pottery and self-portrait creations while learning and discussing art’s influence in soothing the soul and flexing the mind and body.

Through the centuries, art has been an influencing force in healing, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Starting Monday, April 8, these classes will be held for adults, teens and children throughout the month of April and will be led by Delaware community artists and mental health practitioners. Preregistration is required as space is limited. To participate go to Classes will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church on Olive Avenue in Rehoboth Beach.

In conjunction with the classes, a special exhibition, Art is Healing: Healing is an Art, will be on display in the Chambers building at the Rehoboth Art League. A public opening of the exhibition to be held at 5 p.m., Friday, April 5, will feature the works of more than 20 artists. The show is curated by Stephanie Silver, chair of the Tatnall Upper School Fine Arts Program in Wilmington.

The Rehoboth Art League is a membership-based teaching and exhibiting nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Delaware. It is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1992, SOAR is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault, their nonoffending partners, and nonoffending family members. SOAR also provides outreach programs to community organizations and businesses.

More than 1,000 adults, adolescents, children and their families residing in Delaware and the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland utilize SOAR’s services annually. SOAR is the only treatment agency of its kind in the Delaware/Mid-Atlantic region.

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