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2698 Junipero Ave., Suite 113
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562) 533-4020
Portraits of the Soul
Portraits of the Soul was envisioned and curated by Kimberly Hocking, artist and co-owner of Greenly Art Space, to encourage awareness of communities of service, and to build bridges of understanding. Self-portraits provide a window into the soul of the artist, and help us to understand more about the places we come from and who we are. This show provides an opportunity to witness a wide range of self-portraits and to celebrate the tapestry of unique expression building community.
International Sanctuary (India) is a non-profit organization that empowers survivors of human trafficking with social-enterprising opportunities. The young women hand-craft jewelry in India. No longer enslaved, they are now able to go to school, receive vocational training, and live in freedom. The purchase of the jewelry helps the women to build a brighter future.
Word Made Flesh (WMF) Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina) exists and is called to serve and discover Jesus among the abandoned and vulnerable youth on the streets of Buenos Aires. Through mutual friendships based on love and trust, the WMF staff accompany their excluded friends in experiencing and knowing Jesus and a fuller life in God. WMF Argentina envisions nurturing a movement of believers in Buenos Aires to discover and follow Jesus as they serve among youth on the streets. We also seek to create a welcoming community where hospitality is central, creating a space for healing, rest and reflection for WMF staff serving in South America.
Precious Lamb Preschool Inc. (PLP) (Long Beach, California), is a non-profit organization committed to providing children and families suffering homelessness with free, Christ-centered education and care. PLP serves families in the Long Beach area who have experienced domestic violence, crisis pregnancy, substance abuse and homelessness. Families are residents of shelters or transitional programs. At no cost to the family, the young children benefit from a full day, developmentally appropriate preschool program while parents participate in their rehabilitation, job training or educational programs.
Kinship Center (Orange County, California), a non-profit agency dedicated to the creation, preservation and support of foster, adoptive and relative families for children who need them. This year Kinship Center begins its second quarter century of building stable, permanent families.
inCOMMON Community Development (Omaha, Nebraska), a non-profit working to minimize the effects of poverty, working with homeless and at-risk individuals. Because "the single greatest cause of sustained poverty in our cities is isolation," inCOMMON Community Development alleviates poverty by "uniting and strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods." In this way inCOMMON's strategy is to not only minimize the effects of poverty by offering services to those in need, but to uproot the causes of poverty through the co-creation of healthy, viable, and empowered communities. Located in downtown Omaha, inCOMMON primarily serves the surrounding area and Park Avenue neighborhood. Aimed at the holistic development of both neighborhoods (CommonGround) and people (CommonLife), each inCOMMON ministry appropriately gears its efforts toward a wide-range of vulnerable and individually unique communities, including those who are homeless, near-homeless, post-incarcerated, resettling (immigrants and refugees), and at-risk youth.
Greenly Art Space (Signal Hill, California), is dedicated to creating community through art. The goal of Greenly Art Space is to provide an environment to enhance appreciation of the Arts by providing space for Creativity, Contemplation and Community Interaction of adults and children. This includes the presentation of art in its many forms, and expressions of the soul through which an unrestricted imagination becomes a reality, thus reflecting the vastness of nature in its true beauty.
David Burcham Elementary School, Rm. 22 Students (Long Beach, California). The mission of Burcham K-8 School is to provide each child with a strong foundation in academic skills. We embrace the belief that all students can learn and become responsible, productive members of a competitive and ever-changing society. Our staff consistently utilizes strategies to provide a comprehensive and challenging curriculum rooted in promoting mutual respect and developing cultural pride. We strive to broaden the base of communication between school, parents and our community.