Art auction helps Afghan students

Want some art on your walls that will have a special meaning

Want some art on your walls that will have a special meaning, over and above being produced by Michael Hames, a ‘renowned Canadian artist’?

Then you might want to consider participating in an auction of three paintings by Hames by The Wiltshire Education Society with help from the Steffich Fine Art Gallery on Saltspring Island.

Details about the e-auction are available at www.WESociety.org (click the ‘What’s happening now’ menu item).

Money raised by the event will support two Afghan sisters, who are completing their studies in the Business Degree Program at Vancouver Island University with help from WES.

“Today, the girls are thriving in their new environment, excelling in their studies, and are only three semesters away from earning their degrees,” says WES Secretary Lynda McCullough in a release.

“WES and the girls are very pleased to have an artist of Michael’s calibre supporting them.”