An art exhibit representing works by children who are or have been part of Commonwealth Catholic Charities Foster Care services opens Friday, Aug. 26. The Spotlight Gallery exhibit, “Through the Eyes of a Foster Child,” will take place at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, hosted by the city of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities in collaboration with the CCC. The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 9 and close with a poetry reading inspired by the artwork.
“The exhibited works will express the themes of family, love, friends, freedom and hope through a variety of mediums,” says Bebe Tran, coordinator of the project and CCC foster parent specialist. “Our budding youth artists were able to choose from creative writing, painting, drawing, sculpture, 3-D art or photography to produce their works of art.”
A reception, free and open to the public, will kick off the exhibition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. Spotlight Gallery’s regular hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.