foundArt Academy Art Sponsored by Ocean Bank

From left: Iliana Abraham, Ocean Bank Doral Vice President and Branch Manager; Cesar Blumtritt , foundArt Project Director and Fatme Rios, Vice President and Branch Manager of Ocean Bank’s Hialeah office.

Ocean Bank and foundArt Academy hosted a reception at Ocean Bank’s Doral Branch Feb. 23, highlighting unique artwork by both children and adults with special needs.

The artwork remained on display in the Ocean Bank lobby thru Feb. 29 with all sold paintings donating proceeds to benefit the academy.

“foundArt Academy provides an important service to the community, working to improve the lives of both special needs individuals and their families,” said Iliana Abraham, manager of Ocean Banks Doral branch. “Ocean Bank is committed to the community and felt that this was a worthwhile cause to lend support to.”

A non-profit organization, the academy works on modifying behaviors in special- needs children, teenagers and adults through art programs that teach drawing and painting, music, dance and theatre,

“We use art therapy to help our students with a variety of issues such as focusing better and controlling their temper,” said Cesar Blumtritt, project director for the academy.

“Art in its various forms is a positive outlet for everyone and has proven very effective with our students. We hope more people become aware of us, increasing the number of special needs children and adults that we can help”.

For more information regarding programs offered, tel. 305-406-3689 or 888- 790-3633. Tel. Ocean Bank at 305-569- 5640 or log on to <www.oceanbank.com> for more information.

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