Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bekris Gallery and Arts Education International invite you to:
Discover the Next Generation of African Artists

    Friday October 21st, 2011
    7:00 - 9:30 PM

    Bekris Gallery
    49 Geary St, Suite 235
    San Francisco, CA

$50 Suggested Donation
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

Please join us at Bekris Gallery as we celebrate the power of the arts in Africa in support of Arts Education International programs in Ghana and Sierra Leone.

The evening will include: 

* an exclusive viewing of WordScapes, a collection by Wosene Worke Kosrof, alongside
* the artwork of young AEI students in Sierra Leone and Ghana, and
* a screening of plays written and performed by AEI students from the township of Makeni, Sierra Leone. 

Bekris Gallery will donate 25% of all art sales at the event to Arts Education International.

Arts Education International (AEI) is a nonprofit organization that uses the arts to empower orphaned and abandoned children in West Africa.  Serving a population of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic and the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone, Arts Education International provides children with the skills they need to survive by organizing, funding, and executing arts outreach programs and vocational training workshops. By providing mentors, supplies, and skill-building workshops, AEI delivers a development model of service, fiscal empowerment, emotional rehabilitation and community reconciliation for orphaned and abandoned children in West Africa.  Furthermore, AEI workshops create jobs, foster new industry, and create opportunity in war-torn and economically disadvantaged communities. AEI currently provides arts outreach programs and vocational training for over 700 children in Sierra Leone and Ghana.

To learn more about Arts Education International visit: www.ArtsEducationInternational.org