Local artisans come together to benefit Helpmate
The “Murmuration” show at k2 Studio is winding down, closing on Saturday, March 15. Please come visit us to see the installation, which features artwork from 14 local artists. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of pieces in the show will benefit Helpmate.
The show’s theme of escaping captivity is particularly relevant to the work of Helpmate, an organization that has helped women and children escape the cycle of physical abuse for more than 30 years. Helpmate’s basic mandate is to empower victims of domestic violence. All of the services offered by Helpmate in Buncombe County—emergency housing, a 24/7 hotline, group and individual counseling, court advocacy programs, and preventative education—are offered free of charge and are confidential.
During their last fiscal year, Helpmate served almost 2,000 clients in Buncombe County and provided more than 6,000 nights of emergency shelter for abused women and children. Helpmate receives funding from a variety of sources, including local, state, and federal sources, but also relies heavily on donor support to continue its mission of eliminating violence at home and supporting families that have been affected by abuse.
If you’ve already visited “Murmuration,” thank you very much. We’re grateful for your support. We’ve been happy to host a show for such a worthy cause. We’d like to offer a special thank you to k2 artisan Erin Hardy, who organized the show, and the other Asheville-area artists who contributed their time and talents.