Weingart Center Press Release

ZOE WISEMAN NAMES WEINGART CENTER AS BENEFICIARY OF HER OPENING RECEPTION – 26/01/2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2010
Contact: Tammy Metzger
Director, Marketing & Communications
Weingart Center Association
Phone: 213-689-2223
E-Mail: [email protected]

ZOE WISEMAN NAMES WEINGART CENTER AS BENEFICIARY OF HER OPENING RECEPTION
Fiat Lux – Fine Art Nudes Photo Exhibit Helps Homeless Population in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – January 26, 2010 — The Weingart Center Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves homeless men and women in Los Angeles, is pleased to announce that it will be the beneficiary of Zoe Wiseman’s opening reception for her solo exhibition FIAT LUX – Fine Art Nudes on February 18 at A&I Gallery located at 933 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. Artist Zoe Wiseman chose to donate 50% of the proceeds from her upcoming opening reception to the Weingart Center because, after living in downtown Los Angeles for a year, she saw how homelessness ravages the human soul.

“It makes me extremely happy that my photography has the ability to help people in need,” states Zoe Wiseman. “The Weingart Center is a beacon for humanity and I’m proud to partner with them to help the homeless.”

The opening reception for FIAT LUX – Fine Art Nudes by Zoe Wiseman will run from 7pm – 10pm on Thursday, February 18. All funds received from this opening reception will support the Weingart Center’s operational needs. The Weingart Center helps individuals break the cycle of homelessness by providing transitional residential housing, medical and mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, education and workforce development, and long term case management.

“We are very pleased to be named the beneficiary of Zoe Wiseman’s upcoming opening reception,” says Gregory C. Scott, President and CEO of the Weingart Center Association, “We are excited that a member of the art world is helping make a difference in one of our city’s most critical issues— homelessness.”

Zoe Wiseman has been published in several magazines, movie soundtracks, newspapers and books as both model and photographer. Her photography and modeling work is collected worldwide.

About the Weingart Center Association
The Weingart Center Association is a multi-service agency that transforms the lives of homeless men and women, helping them break the cycle of homelessness by providing on-site services that include: transitional housing; case management; substance abuse recovery; medical and mental health treatment; education; workforce development; permanent supportive housing; and family services, with tailored programs for veterans, people on parole, women and HIV+ individuals. The Weingart Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. www.weingart.org

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3 Comments

  1. Stan Carter February 13, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    That’s awesome Zoe. You’re right, Weingart does wonderful critical work for L.A.’s homeless. Congratulations on your upcoming opening. Great article.

  2. Helen February 13, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    It’s so nice to see one of our former models doing such great work. Congratulations to you Zoe.

  3. Zoe February 15, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    Thanks so much to you both. What a lovely surprise to find a comment from you Helen. So great to hear from you.

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