You are cordially invited to attend a Hearts for Healing exhibition, reception and auction on Sunday, February 9, 1-4pm at the L Street Fine Art Gallery located at 675 "L" St San Diego, CA 92101, (across from entrance to the OMNI Hotel) featuring more than 80 heartfelt artworks created by students from R, Roger Rowe Middle School at Rancho Santa Fe, under the direction of Gerrit Greve.
In 2003 Greve was the driving force in establishing the Arts for Healing Program on the Encinitas campus of Scripps Hospital, and later expanded the program to include additional hospitals and medical clinics with his “Hearts for Healing” programs.
As founder and director of the Hearts for Healing Foundation, a nonprofit community outreach now in its sixth year, Greve shares with youth the healing power of art.
With the help of personally trained assistants, Greve works with youth in local schools and community centers not only to impart artistic skills, but also to explore students’ self-expression and ability to communicate feelings through art. Greve describes Hearts for Healing students, “They are excited about how their work will help others; how they are going to be giving up their artwork and this is a unique concept for kids. They are doing something in order to give it away. Not only that, but they are creating something in order to make someone else feel good."
As a result, participating students gain a sense of empowerment by making a difference in people’s lives and in the enhancement of the community and healing environments.
Works of Cardiff artist Gerrit Greve who has been well regarded throughout the San Diego area for more than four decades, selections from Greve’s Water Series will be on display at L Street Fine Art through February 2014.
To attend, please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Kay Colvin is Director of L Street Fine Art Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, and specializes in promoting emerging and mid-career artists. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.