Free Arts for Abused Children opens free art exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum

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A free art exhibit by the Free Arts for Abused Children will be open to the public at the Phoenix Art Museum from Aug. 30 through Nov. 14.

The exhibit, 'The Soul of My Roots', was created by teenage boys from a local shelter for unaccompanied minors. The boys drew their inspiration from an exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum called 'Border Crossing: Mexico and the American Southwest'. 

“The boys worked very hard on their projects and each tells an amazing story,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona.

Each piece of artwork has a short summary of the artist's past and what the piece they created means for them. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness for abused children.

Free Arts for Abused Children is a non-profit organization that aims to heal homeless and abused children through artistic expression. The program currently has 900 volunteer mentors and artists who serve more than 8,000 children annually with agencies across Maricopa County.

The exhibit will be open to the public during Phoenix Art Museum's regular hours from Aug. 30 - Nov. 14. The museum is closed on Mondays. 

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