A fundraiser for famine relief in Africa will be held at the Zocalo Café this Saturday at 7 p.m. where local author and photographer Colin Mallard is showing his photographs in an exhibition entitled “our brother and sister’s keepers.”
The exhibition is comprised of local scenes, which those of us living in the Comox Valley may or may not recognize, as well as images from New York and India.
Local singer/songwriter David Somers will play and Mallard will read selections from his written work and recount some of the stories surrounding the images on display. For example, one photograph taken in North India shows a one-legged milkman making deliveries with his two children perched on the back of a large tricycle.
Those who make a contribution this Saturday evening to famine relief will be eligible for four door prizes; a mid size framed print, two 13×19-inch prints and a copy of the book Something To Ponder.
The draw will be held at the end of the evening. The winner of the framed print is requested to leave it to end of the exhibition, when they can come and collect it.
In addition, unframed 13×19-inch prints of any of the images on display can be purchased for $50 each for the duration of the exhibition and the proceeds from these sales will also be donated to famine relief. Place your order before the 16th and your contribution will be matched by the federal government.
The door prizes and 13×19 prints are donated by Mallard.
The exhibition will continue through the end of the month.
Tell all your friends, phone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. The deadline for the government to match funds raised for famine relief is Sept. 16.