The painting above is one of 100 pieces of artwork that will be on display at the Nov. 22 fundraiser.

Art show benefits Zimbabwe

Local society to host Nov. 22 event featuring 100 paintings from African artists

The Zimbabwe Gecko Society will host an art sale featuring work from the African country on Nov. 22.

Approximately 100 paintings brought over from Zimbabwe by society founder Susan Janetti will be on display at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128 St., for purchase, as well as wire ornaments, baskets and crafts.

“We’ve done garage sales, we’ve done auctions, but this is our first art show,” Janetti said Tuesday.

“All the artists (inspired me) to do the show.

“I’m an artist myself, and watching all these artists struggle to survive was just terrible.”

Janetti purchased the paintings from the artists while visiting last year and brought them to her home in Canada to see if she could use them in a fundraiser.

“There are lovely pieces. All kinds of things. Pottery, baskets, real big paintings – and some unusual forms of art,” Janetti said.

All the proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly back to helping those widows and orphans in Zimbabwe, with a fraction going to the artists who created the pieces.

For more information on the society or the show, visit www.zimbabwegecko.com

 

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