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Juried Art Show Fundraiser for Health Center

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:21 PM
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West Hawai'i Com munity Health Center, Kealakehe. Center courtesy photo.

West Hawai’i Community Health Center, Kealakehe. Center courtesy photo.

Hawai‘i Island residents and other supporters of the West Hawaii Community Health Center are invited to attend Art is Healing, a juried art show exhibition, sale and wine reception on Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new West Hawaii Community Health Center Kealakehe location.

West Hawaii Community Health Center is once again partnering with Donkey Mill Art Center to host a multimedia juried art exhibition to build a permanent collection of art for its locations in Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe, Kealakekua and Waikoloa Village.

The juried show encourages artists to interpret and explore the how art can be healing either through the process of creating art or through the content of what is created.

The juried show is curated by Amber Aguirre, Chuck Bennett and Wayne Levin.

Purchased artwork will be donated to the permanent art collection of West Hawaii Community Health Center for display at one of the five health center locations in West Hawai‘i.

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“A healing environment is an integral part of West Hawaii Community Health Center’s commitment to provide excellent patient care to our community. Artwork by acclaimed local artists will add to our healing ambience,” said Richard Taaffe, West Hawaii Community Health Center CEO. “We started on this journey last year and our supporters and the community responded and filled the walls at our then new Kealakehe location.”

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The opening reception on Sept. 30 will feature wine and pūpū by local favorite Paradise Gourmet, and entertainment by the Royal Kona Harp Ensemble featuring harpist and vocalist Bernice Roberto.

Tickets are $25 and are available online.

For further information, contact Natasha Ala at [email protected] or call (808) 331-6472.

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West Hawaii Community Health Center is located just south of Kealakehe High School at 74-5214 Keanalehu Drive.

West Hawaii Community Health Center opened in 2005 and has grown from 905 patients to over 13,000 today.

West Hawaii Community Health Center currently serves Hawaii Island residents with offices in Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Kealakehe and Waikoloa Village.

The mission of West Hawaii Community Health Center is to make quality, comprehensive and integrated health services accessible to all regardless of their ability to pay.

These services are culturally sensitive and promote community well-being through the practice of “malama pono.”

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