Hopes and Dreams Opening

 |  February 4, 2009

The opening reception for the “Hopes and Dreams” exhibit is this Friday, February 6th, 2009 5:30-8:00 pm at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, Florida. I won’t be at the opening, unfortunately, but I hope it will be a big success for the women of Genesis House.

hope, hold me, encaustic on birch, 6×6 inches

A portion of sales of the original artwork and 100% of the sales of the artists handmade books go to the support of Genesis House.

my book of hopes and dreams

More than 11,000 women and children have been housed over the years by Genesis House, Inc. here in Melbourne. Many women come from abusive relationships or have become homeless due to unemployment. Genesis House is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment. Education, self-discipline, self-reliance, and independence from the welfare system are earnestly promoted. Counseling, personal improvement classes and appropriate health care are obtained for all residents. Classes in childbirth and parenting are provided as needed.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. The gallery is located in the historic Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront area of Melbourne, across the street from the Brevard Museum of Art.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Fl 32935


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  1. by LostLuggage on February 4, 2009  4:54 pm Reply

    Best of luck, Bridgette! Sounds like an awesome event.

  2. by Jeane on February 4, 2009  5:48 pm Reply

    For the Love of Bees and Genesis House - two very worthwhile causes - generosity breeds generosity, i.e., you!

  3. by carin.c on February 4, 2009  6:05 pm Reply

    Congrats! How exciting and for such a great cause too! I love the piece shown. (PS - I was jst visditing your blog when you emailed me - talk about being on the same wavelength!)

  4. by Meri Arnett-Kremian on February 4, 2009  11:23 pm Reply

    Another beautiful piece. Looks like fabric collaged in. . . intriguing. And this is a lovely charitable event for a good cause.

  5. by Seth on February 5, 2009  12:29 am Reply

    Hope it goes really well! Your book looks so inviting. I want to pull the string and get inside.

  6. by Paula on February 5, 2009  11:29 am Reply

    I love what you have done here. That bird is just IT for me !!!

  7. by oneartistjournal on February 7, 2009  9:29 pm Reply

    I really like your work and am glad I found you by accident..your URL is similar to mine...Orly

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