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Bellarmine junior organizes fundraising exhibit of Nativity House art

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 17, 2012 at 5:50 am with No Comments »
April 17, 2012 11:26 am
Adam Aldrich, "Room with a View." courtesy image.

A junior at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma has turned her compassion and generosity into an art exhibit to both highlight and raise money for the art therapy room at Nativity House, a downtown Tacoma homeless day shelter. Ally Pepin saw the art and met the artists while volunteering at Nativity House, and along with two student clubs has organized a one-day exhibit of the art at Bellarmine to raise funds for the Nativity House art room.

From Pepin’s press release: “Maybe it’s the only way they are able speak to people, maybe it’s therapy or maybe it’s their most concrete connection to a happier former life.   What became clear is that the individuals are artists first, and the hand that they have been dealt is distantly second.”

Charles Ralston, "Multiple Universes." Courtesy image.

The work will be displayed from 4-7 p.m. April 21 in the Bellarmine Board Room, 2300 S. Washington St., Tacoma. Appetizers will be served. All works will be for sale with proceeds going directly to the artists; donations will be accepted at the door to fund art supplies at Nativity House. 253-779-9248, nativityhouse.org, bellarmineprep.org


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