Eyes to Burma – Art Show & Benefit
Saturday, December 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm Please join me at the Elan Gallery in Jacksonville to view my large-scale painted portraits with 1/3rd of the proceeds going to benefit Eyes to Burma, a nonprofit assisting the community of Burmese refugees who live in Mae Sot, Thailand. Even if Mrs. Clause is holding the purse strings tight this holiday season, you can always donate any amount to Eyes to Burma at http://eyestoburma.org/donate/ or at the show.
“Local fine artist Gabriel Mark Lipper is inspired by Eyes to Burma’s efforts and accomplishments within a community of about 100 Burmese families who live and work at a rubbish dump on the Thai/Burma border. Gabriel commends the organization’s founder, Fred Stockwell, on his commitment to roll up his sleeves and get to work on the many urgent, unglamorous tasks that confronted him when he first arrived in Mae Sot in 2008. Since Stockwell began assisting this region, hundreds have benefited from the efforts of Eyes to Burma. The community now has clean water, medical assistance and very importantly, children now attend school. Other ongoing projects include food supplementation, shelter, work tools, and transportation to local hospitals.
Gabriel admires the problem-solving skills and stamina of the Eyes to Burma’s small team of volunteers and staff and feels fortunate that he can use his unique talent to support their work. An artist reception and benefit will feature Gabriel’s large-scale portraits that ask us to question our assumptions about worth, value and human connection. 1/3rd of the sale proceeds will be donated to Eyes to Burma, with the buyer retaining the tax donation. The exhibit entitled ‘Faces’ is currently on display at Élan Gallery, 245 West Main Street, Jacksonville.” – Jacksonville Review