Gallery to raise funds for Habi­tat

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The John Ross Palmer Art Gallery and Stu­dio in the Heights will raise funds and aware­ness of Hous­ton Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity, its char­ity of the year.

That means the gallery’s prin­ci­pal artist and staff will sup­port the or­ga­ni­za­tion for the en­tire year, in­clud­ing host­ing a spe­cial art un­veil­ing in the char­ity’s honor.

The art gallery is host­ing “Your Habi­tat,” an un­veil­ing of orig­i­nal paint­ings and prints to help raise funds for the char­ity, which uti­lizes vol­un­teers to build af­ford­able hous­ing. Dur­ing the March 5 event, Palmer is ded­i­cat­ing 20 of orig­i­nal art sales and 50 per­cent of print sales to Hous­ton Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity. He also is ac­cept­ing com­mis­sioned work and will do­nate 10 per­cent of that work to the char­ity.

The “Your Habi­tat” art un­veil­ing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at The John Palmer Art Gallery and Stu­dio, lo­cated at 1218 Heights Boule­vard. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend the free event. The dress is ca­sual.

Com­pleted work will be sold as-is off the wall. Palmer is in the process of com­plet­ing the show pieces, which will be hung in the gallery to pre­view one week be­fore the char­ity sale.

Palmer and his hus­band, Ryan Lindsay, who co-owns the gallery and stu­dio, cre­ated the char­ity of the year pro­gram in 2011. The gallery’s sup­port goes beyond an art do­na­tion, how­ever.

This is the first time the gallery and stu­dio own­ers have se­lected the Hous­ton Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity as its Char­ity of the Year ben­e­fi­ciary. The cou­ple hope to raise at least $5,000 for Hous­ton Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity. A check is to be pre­sented to Hous­ton Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity in Oc­to­ber.

Any­one in­ter­ested in com­mis­sion­ing Palmer call 713-861-6726 or email rayn@john­palmer­

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