Please join Room & Board in support of LA Family Housing (LAFH) in an effort to help our homeless neighbors obtain permanent housing and a place to call home. When you purchase an artwork by the featured artist – this month is Richard Bruland - a 50% donation will be made on your behalf to continue the critical and life-saving services LAFH provides. Hung's art may be found inside the Room & Board showroom through the months of July and August.
Welcome Blanket is a platform for engagement that transforms the abstract concept of immigration into a tangible crowd-sourced artistic action. Handcraft makers are invited to make Welcome Blankets that include notecards with stories important to their families about immigration/migration/relocation to create symbolic and practical gifts of welcome for new refugees coming to the United States. These gifts are collected, catalogued, and displayed at art institutions and exhibitions. After each show’s close, Welcome Blanket’s 30+ partner refugee resettlement groups present these tangible gifts of welcome to our newest neighbors.
Are you just learning to knit? Have you been knitting for a while? On Sunday August 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, please join us for a FREE workshop led by Linda Preuss and Joanne Poyourow who over the years have knitted 9 blankets with a group of friends for the Welcome Blanket project. Come be part of making a Welcome Blanket, meet new friends from the fiber community, and share your immigration stories.