Catch All – Feb. 2015
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From The Heart-Artwork by Jeanne Culhane photo courtesy of ATOU
A Touch of Understanding (ATOU), one of the community’s growing nonprofits, is gearing up for their second annual Art From the Heart event. On Tuesday, February 24, from 6-9 p.m. at Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, guests can enjoy art, raffles and local food and wine—all while supporting an important cause: youth character building. ATOU’s focus is on programs that help children of all ages accept and respect all individuals, no matter the physical or mental differences. Proceeds from Art From the Heart go toward bringing workshops to a greater number of students in Placer and Sacramento Counties. “This is ATOU’s annual gala fund-raiser, something that expands awareness of ATOU’s mission and builds camaraderie around those who care about what we do, while also raising money to fulfill our important work,” explains Doug Newton, ATOU representative. The art featured is all donated and based on ATOU’s vision of inclusion, which makes for beautiful and unique pieces. The event is primarily for adults, and tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. For more information, email Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org; to purchase tickets, call Jeneane at 916-791-4146 or visit touchofunderstanding.org.
– Emily Peters