About the Artist
Barbara Hagen volunteers to teach an art class every month at the Tustin Youth Shelter. Painting has been a therapeutic outlet for Hagen since her battles with breast cancer. She tries to channel that energy to the shelter residents.
Artist Barbara Hagen volunteered to work at the shelter not long after it opened in April of 2016. Different students constantly cycle through her monthly classes.
“Painting transports me,” said Hagen, who lives in Orange. “I wanted to share its therapeutic benefits with kids.”
– from “Tustin shelter fills critical need for youths” by Susan Christian Goulding. Orange County Register, 10/23/17
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