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Art-for-Peace Fundraising Party

Money raised will celebrate and support
Brian Berman’s exhibition at the Louvre

Pacific Northwest artist and peace activist Brian Berman has announced a celebration and art auction to help fund his up and coming exhibition in Paris, France. Berman has been selected to be one of 12 artists representing the U.S. by the Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts (SNBA). The SNBA has chosen Berman’s glass sculpture, “Genesis,” to be displayed in their contemporary art exhibition at the Louvre in December.

The event will take place Oct. 25 at the Bainbridge Island Commons Waterfront Park, 370 Brien Drive SE, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

“It is as much about celebrating the honor of this invitation with friends, art supporters, and patrons, as it is about raising funds for the exhibition,” Berman said of the event.

Celebration attendees will be entertained by the rhythmic jazz music from local band Mazama, French cuisine prepared by local catering company, Culinary Escapes, and a media presentation of Berman’s Art-for-Peace work.

Highlighting the evening, Berman will be auctioning off the “Genesis” sculpture chosen for the Louvre exhibition as well as several of his stone, bronze, and glass sculptures.

Berman will donate a percentage of the evening’s proceeds to The Compassionate Listening Project ( in hopes to not only cover costs for the Louvre exhibition, but also to support an organization that shares his vision of peace and dedication to the work of reconciliation.

“I want people to connect with their ability to work towards positive solutions for a peaceful future,” Berman said. “This event will be an opportunity for me to thank everyone for contributing to this great honor of going to the Louvre.”

Tickets are $75 and include live music, French foods, the silent auction of Berman sculptures in stone, bronze and glass, and the live auction of the Louvre “Genesis.”

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