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- CAMBA TO HOST 21ST ANNUAL SHONA BENEFIT SALE
- 06.14.2012 - 06.17.2012
- NYNP Events
CAMBA TO HOST 21ST ANNUAL SHONA BENEFIT SALE, JUNE 14-17
Zimbabwe Sculpture Sale Benefits Programs, Services to 45,000 New Yorkers Citywide
CAMBA, a Brooklyn-based multi-service organization, will host its 21st Annual Shona Benefit Sale on June 14-17 at its gallery at 19 Winthrop Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Stunning sculptures by Zimbabwe’s best established and emerging sculptors will be available at affordable prices. All proceeds benefit CAMBA’s comprehensive programs and services to 45,000 individuals and families citywide.
The public Shona sale is free and takes place Friday to Sunday, June 15-17, from 1 pm to 6 pm each day. For more information, call 718-287-2600, ext. 20228. View CAMBA’s entire Shona collection online at www.shonasculptures.com.
Each year, the Annual Shona Benefit Sale Reception honors those who help CAMBA fulfill its mission to provide services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. This year’s honorees are:
· Sal Bacarella of Garden Works, a landscaping company that has incorporated Shona sculpture and impeccable and affordable design into CAMBA’s Housing Venture’s supportive housing, and
· Larry Brown, a community leader who devotes his time to children, youth and adults who develop focus, dexterity and discipline through archery.
Since 1991, CAMBA has showcased an extensive collection of Shona sculptures from Zimbabwe, a country in southern Africa whose name literally means “house of stone.” Whether abstract or realistic in form, the sculptures reflect the deeply-held spiritual beliefs, folklore and daily life Zimbabwe’s largest ethnic group. Using skills passed down through generations, the artists use simple chisels “to release the stone.” Shona sculptures can be found in the collections of discerning museums and collectors worldwide.
CAMBA purchases its sculptures directly from Shona artists, providing them with a viable outlet for their work while also maintaining a fundraising opportunity for its own vital programs and services in communities across New York City.
CAMBA is a nonprofit organization that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. Started in 1977, CAMBA offers integrated services and programs in: Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support Services, HIV/AIDS Services, Housing Services & Development and Legal Services. CAMBA serves more than 45,000 individuals and families, including 8,000 youth, each year. Learn more about CAMBA’s life-changing services at www.camba.org.