On Thursday, March 2, Venice-based nonprofit A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) hosted “ArtWorks for Healing,” a unique exhibition and art auction in support of their nationwide transformative arts programs. Since 1991 AWBW’s art workshops have offered over 200,000 people affected by violence and trauma the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgment, by creating art in a safe environment.
Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica was filled to capacity, and nearly $25,000 was raised through artwork sales alone! Artist and AWBW advocate Lili Bernard was the guest speaker, passionately sharing about trauma she has experienced and how art has saved her life. Her story is a strong example that we do not need to be silent about our pain, but can use art to speak out and to heal.
Contributing artists included longtime AWBW advocates Kim Abeles, Margaret Lazzari, Fabian Debora, Lili Bernard and The Art of Chase. Additional artists included Lita Albuquerque, Sarah Danays, Laddie John Dill, Jim McHugh, Lisa Golightly, Galia Linn, Danny First, Greg Auerbach, America Martin, Krista Augius and Yossi Govrin.
Guest curators include Sunny Bak (Venice Art Crawl), Jacquie Israel (arthouseLA), MaryLinda Moss (Source Art) and Sandra Mueller. A complete list of exhibiting artists and curators, along with an online exhibition of the art that was on display, is available at awbw.org/artworks.
View photos by Venice Paparazzi below!
Founder and Executive Director Cathy Salser and Shelly
The venue: Santa Monica Art Studios
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AWBW’s next community event is Art in the Afternoon on May 6, 2017. Get your early bird tickets now!
Our annual family art festival is hosted by Actress and AWBW Advocate G Hannelius, known for her starring role in Disney Channel’s “Join us for a day of art-making, carnival games, auctions, delicious food, stage performances, celebrity appearances and many more fun-filled activities.
Saturday, May 6th, 12-4pm. Venice Skill Center, 611 5th Avenue, Venice, 90291
EVENT TICKETS INCLUDE
AWBW Art Workshops • Food & Drinks
Live Entertainment • Face Painting
Meet-and-Greets with Teen Celebrities
+ EVEN MORE ACTIVITIES
Live & Silent Auctions • Color Me Mine
DIY Flower Crowns • Games & Prizes
…and more coming soon!
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit awbw.org/events/aia/
View slideshow for last year’s 2016 event photos by Venice Paparazzi
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