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Port Orange Observer Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 3 years ago

'Paint your way through the pain:' Port Orange Chamber Leadership Class funds summer arts camp for kids in need

The Port Orange Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2018 donated $420 to ArtHaus.
by: Zach Fedewa Contributing Writer

Established in 1996, ArtHaus is a nonprofit with a nonconventional way of reaching children — through painting.

The Port Orange Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2018 presented ArtHaus with a check on March 14, for $420, which will enable five underprivileged youth to participate in the summer painting program.

Cameron Vintson, Executive Director of ArtHaus describes their summer camp as being different from other camps.

“We focus on artwork," Vintson said. "We teach [the kids] how to finely tune their motor skills, and how to put their thought process into their artwork.”

LoriAnn Kunsman, office manager, has witnessed the impact that painting has on the kids.

“We have local kids come on a regular basis," Kunsman said. "It means a lot to them. They look forward to this summer camp all year.”

Cameron Vintson, Allison Lukens, Olivia Wetherell, Nancy Beth Goren, Michaelene Achorn, Sally Wolfe, Melanie Schmotzer, Darlene Duncan, Randy Jacques, Chris Mellon, and Leslie Layton


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