Art Auction and Global Market to Benefit the Kerry Jon Walker Fund

Attendees admire art during a prior KJWF Art Auction, image by Kristen McNamara

Funds support mission programs for poverty-stricken communities

McGRATHPR.com – The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents a benefit Art Auction and Global Market, on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 8 pm, at Sunset Point Camp, 2 10th Street, Hull. All proceeds support the fund’s mission, including mission service trips for teens supporting sustainable programs to improve health, education and economic opportunity for those in need. 

An evening of delights awaits where art and handmade crafts from local and international fine artists are on display in a festive market atmosphere.  The art auction spotlights local printmaker and mixed media artist Sharon Whitham.  Her works of art are inspired by the beauty, resilience and change occurring in nature.  She is captivated by organic shapes and patterns in mountains, shells, feathers, trees and grasses.  “I am drawn to their beauty of design and shape, their color, a sense of history, connectedness and transience,” shares Whitham.  The auction highlight will be a 10-piece collection “Forgive but Don’t Forget,” inspired by Whitham’s experiences visiting Rwanda.

A painting, one in a series of 10 named ‘Forgive but Don’t Forget’, by Artist Sharon Whitham, will be featured at the KJWF Art Auction, courtesy image

The art auction spotlights local printmaker and mixed media artist Sharon Whitham. Her works of art are inspired by the infinite variations of color, texture and shape in nature as well as a sense of history, connectedness and impermanence in the natural world. Sharon explores themes of loss, change, cycles and rhythms, spiritual and physical journeys, balance, and our connections to each other and the natural world. The auction highlight will be a 10-piece collection of original monotypes called “Forgive but Don’t Forget,” inspired by Whitham’s experiences visiting Rwanda.

Live entertainment will be featured at the Art Auction and Global Marketby Kalifa & Koliba, catered light bites by Hingham’s Clandestine Kitchen, shopping opportunities for hand-crafted wares and more from abroad, a silent and live auction, and a cash bar.  Purchases make wonderful gifts, support a great cause and may be taken home the same night.

KJWF provides financially challenged urban teen students the opportunity to create global objectivity and travel abroad in charitable service.  KJWF provides student service trips to Rwanda, where they have assisted 500 orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. While providing service to this community abroad, the Boston teens, most never having never traveled out of the country, gain a new understanding of the developing world.

Founded in 2010, enhancing the education of youth is at the heart of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund’s mission.  Amongst its accomplishments, KJWF provided 3000 lbs. of books, maps and educational materials, as well as school uniforms, to village schools in Guinea, West Africa.  The community ranks amongst the poorest in the world, home to the region’s most deprived children.

Admission to the Art Auction and Global Market is $35, available at the door and at thekerryfund.org.  Admission fee and purchases may be paid for by cash, check and credit card on site.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit thekerryfund.org.  

About The Kerry Jon Walker Fund

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, promotes sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need.  The Kerry Fund’s current mission programs provide financially challenged Boston teens with opportunities to engage in community service trips to aid orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.  To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit www.thekerryfund.org, or follow the Fund on Facebook.