common art Reception and Auction
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Sarly Interfaith Gallery, Wilson Chapel
The public is invited to view and bid on works produced by homeless and low-income artists through Ecclesia Ministries’ common art program. Ecclesia Ministries is an ecumenical urban “church without a building” that helps transform the lives of Boston’s homeless and low-income persons through a series of weekly church and social service programs. The common art program provides space, materials, and caring support staff to help participants develop their artistic abilities.
People who live in shelters, rooming houses, on unclaimed couches and benches, and on Boston’s streets gather every Wednesday at Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street to draw, paint, sculpt, make crafts, and share with other artists in similar circumstances. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the program.
State Rep. Byron Rushing will be guest speaker at the reception, discussing why he supports Ecclesia Ministries, and some of the artists will also be on hand to meet guests. There is no cost for admission, but donations are accepted.