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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe will host illustrations on the theme of Love by artist Greg Vineyard during the month of March, with a portion of sales proceeds to benefit the YWCA’s “MotherLove” program, with an opening reception on Tuesday, March 11, from 5-8 pm at their 640 N. Merrimon Ave. location.
Vineyard’s intention with themed art shows is to collaborate with partners and friends to benefit local charities, in addition to his other on-going efforts to contribute to national and global art and wildlife organizations. As a huge fan of The Hop Ice Cream Café’s dairy and gluten-free options, and a past contributor to the YWCA, he’s excited to team up with both, creating a new line of bright, colorful, friendly drawings and affordable prints for this show. Greg will donate 25% of his Hop art sales proceeds from the entire month to the YWCA’s program.
The Hop is known for not only its great products and fun, family-friendly environments, but also for its continuous community involvements, and will donate 50% of its reception night proceeds to the YWCA.
The YWCA MotherLove program provides mentoring and support for pregnant and parenting teens, including matching adult mentors with pregnant and parenting teens. Mentors provide needed support and guidance to these young mothers. Group meetings offer opportunities for education and sharing. The YWCA MotherLove program serves students in the Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, runs the entire month, and all works are for sale. The Hop is open daily.