Zebra art collective posts showcase, funds transitional housing

Zebra art collective posts showcase, funds transitional housing

Arts collective donates 10 per cent of proceeds to Threshold society

When Michelle Miller closed the art space she leased at St. Matthias Anglican Church community hall to pursue her own painting career, it came as a disappointment to artists who studied and developed their craft under her supervision.

“Some of the ladies had painted with her (Miller) for ten years or even more. I had been with her for about four years…and suddenly we were on our own. But we knew we weren’t going to walk away from something we were so passionate about,” said Katharine Geddes, one of the artists featured Zebra Arts Collective show. The show is May 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at 600 Richmond Ave.

The artists featured in the show include Katharine Geddes, Christine Harker, Megan Hill, Allan Leslie, Kim Leslie, Susan MacDonald, Melissa Nesbitt, Virginia Ronning, Arden Rose, Judy Taylor, Terri Walowina and Karla Willems.

“We are once again donating 10 per cent of the proceeds of our sales to the Threshold Society. That’s a group that provides transitional housing for homeless youth, and it’s our way of giving back to the community that supports us as artists,” said Geddes.