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Cargill awards grant to Quinlan Healing Through the Arts program
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Cargill Community Cares Foundation has awarded the Quinlan Visual Arts Center’s Healing Through the Arts programming $2,000, allowing the Quinlan to continue offering the programming in 2017.

The Quinlan has partnered with The Guest House, a health care and activities center for senior citizens who need daytime care and company, for the first set of classes.

Specially trained artists and art educators Fox Gradin, Mary Frances Hull and Joe Emery have been teaching portable art classes with activities that provide support, stimulation and social interaction. Each class will result in a finished project. Projects include painting, sculpture, ceramics, book making, mosaics and more.

Classes meet biweekly for an hour at no cost to the participants. Grant funding provided for this programming was awarded by the North Georgia Community Foundation. With only five more months being fully funded, the Quinlan is seeking additional funding to continue the program and offer it to other venues. Quinlan Executive Director Amanda McClure’s vision for the program is to ultimately expand.

To make a monetary contribution to help continue to grow the Healing through the Arts program, contact the Quinlan at 770-536-2575 or email

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