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Saturday: Art benefit in Woodside for Shelter Network

Benefits Shelter Network and its homeless shelter in Menlo Park

Artists Angelica Di Chiara and Jean-Marc Brugeille have collaborated on an exhibition of their work to benefit the Shelter Network, and its homeless shelter in Menlo Park, Haven Family House.

The outdoor benefit, sponsored by the Istituto Educazione Italaian (IEI) of Atherton, will take place Aug. 13, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the home of Carla Anisman at 295 Ridgeway Road in Woodside.

A native of Brindisi, Italy, Ms. Di Chiara paints representational landscapes and cityscapes reminiscent of her native country. Mr. Brugeille, who recently arrived from Lyon, France, focuses on magnifying themes of daily life, dreams and poems, completing each piece with self-made oil paints.

Ms. Anisman, a local agent/broker with Coldwell-Banker, offered her home for the exhibition. Refreshments will be donated by Donato's restaurant in Redwood City and Renzo's Cafe in Palo Alto.

Annually, some 100 families, including 250 children, receive help with temporary housing, counseling, education, and enhancement of life skill.

Amy Write, director of major gifts for Shelter Network, will speak at the event about the organization.

No entry fee is required, however an RSVP is requested to insure appropriate refreshments.

Email info@italianartstudio.com or call 888-9521 to reserve a place. Comfortable attire and pavement-friendly shoes are advised.

-- Alison Myoraku

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