There’s something to be said about Days of Our Lives star Tamara Braun’s multi-faceted talents. When acting, she’s able to portray the much-despised Ava and evoke feelings of anger and frustration in fans. Off screen, Braun seems to be caring and empathetic–and her latest charitable act showcases just that.
Artist Ben Levy and Braun have created a unique piece of art, which will be sold to raise funds for the Tanzanian Children’s Fund. The artwork was recently unveiled at the Art Basel in Miami. Braun’s decision to participate in this memorable event stems from her volunteer work in Africa.
“I am in love with TCF and The Rift Valley Children’s Village. I feel so blessed to be a part of experiencing first-hand what an incredible organization and family it is. ‘Family is Forever’ is their motto and they have created a beautiful, loving environment where the children here are thriving.”
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Artist Levy also feels grateful for the opportunity to work for such a good cause.
“I was introduced to The Tanzanian Children’s Fund by Tamara, who was heading out to volunteer at the organization. Once she was there and experiencing first-hand the amazing work they were doing, we decided to collaborate on a piece of art. She took an image of one of the children, a cheeky lad called Ema, and sent it over to me.
I knew I wanted to create something personal to them so I created ‘Tender, Caring, Fun’ based on the TCF initials of the organization and using the national flag colors of Tanzania. TCF is a home for orphaned children, giving them a stable home for life while providing food, clothing, shelter, education and much more. It’s an amazing organization and I felt compelled to help in the way I know best, by creating a work of art and using my voice to spread the word.”
You can learn more about Braun and Ben Levy’s collaboration via http://www.tamarabraun.com/tcf/. What’s your take on this stunning artwork? Share your thoughts! Leave a comment in the section below or go to Soap Hub’s Facebook fanpage and join the conversation about all your favorite soaps!