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Art of Elysium's Genesis Aims for Greater Scope

LOS ANGELES ( - As Art of Elysium founder Jennifer Howell admits, the central mission of the org she founded is sometimes hard for people to wrap their heads around. Created in 1997, the org offers artistic outreach programs in children's hospitals and elder-care facilities, as well as providing showcases and resources for emerging artists. It's at events such as the annual Genesis fundraiser -- whose sixth installment will be held in Los Angeles on Sept. 5 -- that those two branches most organically intersect. "We are an artist charity that truly believes in healing the world through art," Howell says. "And part of our mission is encouraging artists...