Boston-area artists have joined together in an art exhibition and auction to benefit the orphans of The Great East Japan Earthquake.
Ongoing through March 23, 2013 at Hancock 309 Gallery, Dorchester, MA. (Map/directions)
On Saturday, March 9, most of the works on display will be auctioned.
All proceeds go to the Soma City Earthquake Disaster Orphan Scholarship Fund (or, as noted, Tewassa: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Through Arts + Crafts).
Two years after the disaster, the young survivors still need our help. Please support these charities and the local arts scene by attending the events and bidding on any of the dozens of fine works in the auction.
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• Exhibit hours: Monday thru Saturday during regular business hours - View / silent-bid on art through 3/9 (auction day), view non-auction pieces through 3/23. (Click here to view works by each artist)
• March 9 (Saturday) 6-9:30PM - (Live auction @ 7:30pm) - Live / Silent Auction Night with Food Drinks Live Music (tickets $20 online, $25 at door)
Music by Terry Orlando Jones, Juri Ify Love, Genuine Voices and Racha Fora
Introducing the event's theme song: "Inochi Wo Utaou (Sing Your Life)"
• March 11 (Monday) 7-8:30PM - Memorial service / community gathering (donation suggested)
• March 23 (Saturday) 11:30AM-12:30PM - Talk: Disaster Management with Office of Emergency Management (donation suggested)
Guest Speaker: Christina Maryland, Office of Emergency Management
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Note: Silent auction bids (for silent-auction-only and to pre-bid on live-auction items) accepted during exhibit hours through March 9 and via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Artists on exhibit:
• Charles G. Baldwin
• Brenda F. Burton
• Camila Chaves Cortes
• Drea Designs Couture
• Jason Fitz-Gerald
• Mihoko Hakata
• Eric Hovermale
• Wendy Jean Hyde
• Nobuyuki Inukai
• Matthew Lazure
Sponsors: A2C Productions, Boston Music Coalition, dbar, Fuji@Kendall Japanese Restaurant, Genuine Voices, Hancock 309 Gallery, Kanto Foundation, Pikaichi Japanese Restaurant.