“Night of the Arts,” a showcase of visual and performing arts talent benefiting free medical clinics that provide much-needed health care to families recovering from homelessness and addiction.
The annual event features artwork and performances by students and faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and members of the community.
Proceeds from the event support free medical clinics at Alpha Home, Haven for Hope, SAMMinistries and Travis Park United Methodist Church. The clinics, which are run by students under the supervision of faculty mentors, are a community service learning project of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the UT Health Science Center.
Tonight (Thursday, March 21, 2013)
- 6 to 7 p.m.: Reception, art viewing and silent auction
- 7 to 9 p.m.: Stage performances
Holly Auditorium, UT Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio.
Performers are students and faculty of the Health Science Center and members of the community.
At the door, admission to the fundraiser is $10 for Health Science Center students and $20 for the general public. Reduced-price tickets can be purchased and donations can be made at http://srfcnota.eventbrite.com.
The student-run free clinics were created by Richard Usatine, M.D., professor of family & community medicine and dermatology & cutaneous surgery at the UT Health Science Center. Dr. Usatine, who ran a similar program at UCLA before arriving in Texas, established his first San Antonio clinic at Alpha Home in 2005.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced approximately 28,000 graduates. The $736 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.