Jun 24, 2015 10:08 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The Ninth Avenue Gallery in Chico is hosting a benefit for Nepal earthquake victims Friday during the opening of its new "World Cultures" Show. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 180 East 9th Avenue.
Owner Cynthia Sexton said she and friend Karma Ganzler led a painting/photography group on a trip to Nepal two years ago. Ganzler had lived there and had many friends, and Sexton told Action News Now that she also has friends there. Many of them lost their homes when a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25th. The earthquake killed 82 hundred people. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake May 12th killed another 117 people.
The "World Cultures" show at the Ninth Avenue Gallery features the works of local artists, and items will be for sale through a silent auction. Any donations are welcome. The "World Cultures" exhibit will continue at the Gallery for three weeks.
Money raised for Nepal during the event will be distributed by a committee directly to earthquake victims, and to the Sechen Buddhist Monastery, which is currently housing more than 2000 homeless Nepalese.
For more information call (530) 318-2105 or visit the Ninth Avenue Gallery page on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ninthavenuegallery?fref=ts