Friday, March 28, 2008

A Benefit at Space Gallery: Bomb. Be One More Believer. Friday April 4, 2008, 6pm to 12pm

Bomb. Be One More Believer, Friday April 4, 2008, 6pm to 12pm at Space Gallery.

A night of art and entertainment to celebrate young Iraqi boy’s road to recovery and raise money and awareness for non-profit medical-relief organization.

To pay tribute to Abdul and No More Victims, the theme of the night is “BOMB—Be One More Believer”. Local artists have been asked to donate a piece of artwork that takes the negative image of a bomb and transforms it into something beautiful and promising. The art pieces will be on sale throughout the night; all proceeds to benefit NMV.

Young professionals have joined local design team, Studio-220 http://www.studio-220.com/bomb/ , to spearhead a city-wide initiative to benefit the children of Iraq. Over the past two years, local press have followed the touching story of young Iraqi boy, Abdul Hakeem, who was severely injured when an American air-raid hit his home in Fallujah. In 2005, NMV learned of Abdul and began reaching out to local philanthropists and hospitals to fund his much needed medical support. In 2006, Abdul was brought to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to receive a prosthetic eye and reconstructive face surgery. He is now back in Pittsburgh to complete the final stage of his treatment.

To pay tribute to Abdul and No More Victims, the theme of the night is “BOMB—Be One More Believer”. Local artists have been asked to donate a piece of artwork that takes the negative image of a bomb and transforms it into something beautiful and promising. The art pieces will be on sale throughout the night; all proceeds to benefit NMV. In this way, the group hopes to relay NMV’s message while raising money for this inspiring organization. The gala will also feature numerous bands to be announced, a visit by Abdul Hakeem, and a key note address by NMV Founder, Cole Miller.

more info about NMV here: http://nomorevictims.org/

The mission of SPACE is to realize a working example of an integrated and open art ecosystem in Pittsburgh. SPACE values the creation of new works in multi-disciplines, presentation of artwork to the broadest possible audience, inclusion of established and contemporary technologies and the promotion of local artists outside of the region.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm

SPACE

812 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 phone 412.325.7723 fax 412.325.7725

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