In light of the recent disaster in Japan, the Butte College Art Gallery presents “Disaster Relief: Taisetsu na Tomodachi (Precious Friends) a fundraising exhibition and silent auction to support victims of the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Now through April 21, this show is an open call to artists to create work in one of the themes that addresses recovery: Compassion, Health, Community, Family, Survival and Healing. All artwork will be available for purchase through silent auction, and all gallery proceeds will go to Japan’s Red Cross. The show is open to all local artists, community members and students to submit artwork relating to the theme of the show.
The submission period for artworks is open now through April 18. Work will be hung as it is received in the gallery and once hung, will be available for silent auction bidding. In addition, artists have the option of purchasing individual wooden wall puzzles pieces. Puzzle pieces of unique shapes and sizes from six 4’ x 8’ puzzles are available to paint, collage, etc. Upon submission, each piece will be reassembled in its original puzzle. Puzzle pieces are available for purchase in the Butte College Art Gallery for $5 for students and $10 for the public.
The reception will be held on Thursday, April 21 in the Butte College Art Gallery from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. The silent auction will close at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the main Butte College campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, in the new ARTS Building (ARTS 106) closest to parking lot 3. Normal gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery may also be visited by appointment. For further information, call 895-2877 or 895-2404.