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‘Home’ exhibit to raise funds for house-repair nonprofit

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“The Open House,” mixed media by Marka Burns

Greenly Art Space, 2698 Junipero Ave. #113 in Signal Hill, will host an opening reception for its exhibit Home on Saturday, April 21 from 7pm to 9pm.
The nonprofit gallery’s fifth annual fundraising art show will support Greenly, as well as Rebuilding Together Long Beach, an organization that develops partnerships within the community to rebuild owner-occupied homes and nonprofit facilities for low-income residents, particularly the elderly or those with disabilities.
For the exhibit, over 40 artists have considered the idea of home and the meaning it has in their lives.
“The word ‘home’ invokes ideas of family, comfort, connection, sanctuary as well as loneliness, fear and conflict,” states a press release from Greenly. “Home can be an actual dwelling, a sanctuary from the storms of life or a state of being found in the solitude of nature.”
Participating artist Marka Burns said she surprised herself with the work she created for the show.
“The idea of creating stories was very appealing,” she said. “As I worked, I found myself creating surprising and humorous characters and situations. My submissions to the Home exhibit reflects families that are unique, somewhat odd and unexpected, not unlike many families.”
Rebuilding Together Long Beach President Terry Griffith said her organization focuses on repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives.
“We provide, at no cost to homeowners, a wide range of repairs that will allow those who wish to ‘age in place’ to do so safely, securely and independently,” Griffith said. “The vast majority of our recipients are over 65 years of age, almost two-thirds are disabled, and all are low-income. Because no ‘home’ exists in isolation, we provide ongoing support to other nonprofits and to neighborhood associations and similar organizations, in the process affecting the community at-large. Projects here include creating playgrounds for children who would otherwise lack them and installing exterior security lighting to brighten up streets and alleys.”
There will be an entrance fee of $10 per person for the opening. The local band The Previous Owners will provide live entertainment.
A portion of the proceeds from art sales will go to Rebuilding Together Long Beach, according to Greenly.
The exhibit will run through June 22 and can be viewed by appointment by calling (562) 533-4020 or during regular gallery hours, which are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 2pm. More information is available at greenlyartspace.org.

Source: Greenly Art Space

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‘Home’ exhibit to raise funds for house-repair nonprofit