The Domestic Violence Action Center celebrates its 25th anniversary of helping community. “We have helped heal the hearts of many survivors, and have brought hope into the lives of hundreds of children,” says president Nanci Kreidman.
DVAC’s anniversary theme is recognizing the importance of peace in island families. The Art of Peace will highlight expressions of hope and healing through various art forms at several special events, including The “Art of Peace” Gala on Saturday, October 17, from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Pomaika`i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery on 735 Iwilei Rd.
“The theme was selected because art is a wonderful vehicle to express hope and healing. The milestone provides an opportunity to deepen the community’s understanding of this complex and costly problem. The success of the organization has its roots in a supportive community,” thanks Kreidman.
The Gala will feature performance art, visual arts, jewelry and fashion. A silent auction will raise funds for agency services.
Local Hawaii artist Pegge Hopper donated one of her art designs which DVAC emblazoned on recyclable bags and mugs for fundraising efforts. Funds raised from the Silent Auction will support its legal and advocacy programs.
Local artists’ work featured at the gala include Jonathan Swanz, Anne Namba, Scott Hansen, Salvatore lanzilotti, Elizabeth Kent, and Iona Dance Company. October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Tickets are $200 per person. More at domesticviolenceactioncenter.org/artofpeace-sponsoroptions, or call Ramit Islam at (808) 534-0040.