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Art for Charities: Greater New Port Richey Main Street/Progress Energy Art Gallery

The Greater New Port Richey Main Street/Progress Energy Art Gallery, is hosting an exhibit featuring our members' artwork. The exhibit will run from February 2, 2007 through March 31.

Location: Progress Energy Art Gallery

6231 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL

When: Friday, February 2, 6:00pm

Phone: 727.848.6500


Women Artists From Around the World Exhibit To Aid Czech Photographers

New Port Richey, FL The New Year is starting off with a definite global flavor at the Progress Art Gallery in downtown New Port Richey. During the months of February and March the Worldwide Women Artists members will be exhibiting artwork from local members as well as from members all across the globe in the show, A Woman's Work is Never Done. The exhibit opens Friday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

This dynamic group, led by artists Laura Milnor Iverson and Teresa Turner who created the group in May 2004, has a long history of using art to help nonprofit organizations and charities. Ms. Iverson has been a leader in the online art community, setting a fine example for other artists and encouraging artists to take on the role of philanthropist. She has been featured on the MissionFish.com website for her efforts.

The February exhibit is dedicated to the strength, passion and compassion of women and their impact on the world around us today. The art collection will be as diverse as the women who create it; with influences from all around the US and the world including the Netherlands,Canada, Greece & Brazil. Local members include Michelle Astuto Collins, Paula Showen, and Toni K. "This exhibit is going to be absolutely fantastic," says Exhibit Coordinator Michelle Astuto Collins. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time and now to see all of this artwork from around the world here in our Gallery is just an amazing accomplishment. I know the public is going to love the diversity and quality of this exhibit."

The Gallery will be donating a percentage of all sales from this exhibit to raising funds for the following exhibit A Czech Dialogue: Images from the 7,65foto Club located in the Czech Republic town of Liberec. This exhibit will take place April through May 2007 and several of the artists will be in attendance to personally share in this exchange of cultures.

The artists from WWAO are also going to be hosting an online art sale during the month of March in which they will also be donating part of the proceeds to the Czech exhibit. The online sale will begin March 1 and go through March 15. Sale items may be found at the Gallery's website, www.nprgallery.com.

The Progress Energy Art Gallery is a community gallery which was opened by the not-for-profit organization, Greater New Port Richey Main Street with a grant from Progress Energy, to encourage the growth of art and culture in our downtown. All proceeds from sales go toward keeping this valuable asset to the community operational.

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