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Arts & Services for Disabled Announces 4th Annual Artbeat for Humanity Gala, COUNT ME IN! Honoring Special Olympics Southern California & President/CEO Bill Shumard

Event will be held June 18th at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach

2016 Celebrated artist Carlos Arredondo

Long Beach, CA – April 15, 2016: Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc. (ASD) is thrilled to announce its 4th Annual Artbeat for Humanity Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 18th at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. The event, dubbed COUNT ME IN!, is a multi-sensory celebration that encapsulates ASD’s commitment to inclusion, community support and orchestration. During the gala, ASD will honor Special Olympics Southern California and President/CEO Bill Shumard with the Ami & Remo Belli Humanitarian Award, which recognizes local community leaders.

“Our annual gala is always a great celebration for all the senses and this year will be no exception,” said Helen Dolas, founder/CEO of ASD.

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Arts & Services for Disabled (ASD) Student Artwork will be Featured in “Artful Healing” Exhibit at Museum of Latin American Art

ASD will lead dance & drumming workshops during opening reception on Sunday, April 10th

Long Beach, CA – April 8, 2016: On Sunday, April 10th, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will open its “Artful Healing” exhibit with a reception from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The “Artful Healing” exhibit pairs works by local Long Beach artists with pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. Three of the local artists featured include current ASD students, Cristina Mariotta and Dennis Lauterwasser, and Suzanne Doake (now deceased.) MOLAA Founder Robert Gumbiner was a local physician and believer in the restorative powers of art making.

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