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.”
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