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Health's Angels Present Art Exhibit & Book Launch Party

Join Health’s Angels, Mobile Art and The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation to celebrate the first caregiver/care- recipient creative workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 19

November 15, 2013

WHO: Health’s Angels, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund Mobile Art and Badger Dog, a program of The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation

WHAT: Health’s Angels, Mobile Art and The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation present the Art Exhibit & Book Launch Party featuring the anthology When I Bloom, a one-of- a-kind publication containing the written work of local caregivers alongside artwork created by the loved ones they care for. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mercury Hall, and celebrates the completion of the first caregiver/care-recipient art and writing workshops.

Workshop participants will display artwork and share readings from the publication over lunch.

St. David’s Foundation Community Fund created Health’s Angels to address the growing needs of the aging population in Central Texas. The group’s mission is to bring together individuals and community partners to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers through education, volunteerism and philanthropic support. More information on Health’s Angels.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane, Austin, TX 78704

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ABOUT AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION

The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation supports the Austin Public Library by increasing public awareness about the library and its importance to the community, and by enhancing library collections, programs, and facilities. Its Badgerdog program is a creative writing program that brings professional writers into the Austin Public Library, schools, and community spaces to lead writing workshops with people of all ages and skill levels, inviting them to examine the techniques of literary artists and experiment with language to communicate experience and meaning. Badgerdog programs strive to publish the work of participating writers online and in print. Writers in Badgerdog’s programs are celebrated through reading events on school campuses, in libraries, and in venues throughout Austin.
www.austinlibrary.org

ABOUT MOBILE ART PROGRAM

Founded in 2007, the Mobile Art Program (MAP) has been helping seniors in the Austin area who struggle with depression, isolation, and loneliness by giving them an outlet for creative expression. MAP is the only program in greater Austin to deliver, free-of-charge, art activities and lessons to older adults and individuals with disabilities. The largest populations MAP serves are people living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders (dementia and mental retardation). Mobile Art depends on volunteers to engage with participants during activities to facilitate and develop friendships, restore self-esteem, and encourage self-expression.
www.mobileartprogram.org

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MEDIA CONTACT: Marni Eth, Kristy Ozmun Public Relations, 512-474-1501, marni@ozmun.com

Members of the media are welcome to attend and cover the workshop. Please contact Kristy Ozmun Public Relations to reserve a seat.