For 100 years, Emerald Hill Children’s Home has been caring for children who have been orphaned, abandoned or abused. In addition, the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf has catered for hearing impaired people in a country where such services are very hard to come by. Reliant on donations from well-wishers, these charities started an annual art exhibition in 1992 to raise funds for renovations, and thus the Verandah Gallery was born.
This year marks the 24th year that the exhibition has been running, and promises to be a wonderful and interesting event. Last year the exhibition raised $8, 240, a significant figure indeed.
The money raised serves three purposes; helping Emerald Hill to keep doing its important work, giving exposure and income to numerous artists, and providing an enjoyable day out for Harare’s residents.Visitors can expect great live music by the Detema Jazz Band, and food and drinks served by the Vabatsiri Soroptimist Club and Da Vino supplied wine bar, who also donate a percentage of their profits to the charities.
For the premier Art Exhibition of the year come to The Verandah Gallery,16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill on Sunday 27 July.Gate opens 10am to 4pm. The Verandah Gallery cards will be on sale along with the 2015 ‘Aspects of Africa’ calender which is launched on this day.This year, to celebrate their Centenary, some of the Emerald Hill Children will be there to entertain us with a song and a dance around midday!
For further information please email Anna Fleming: [email protected]