David Hinnebusch and Create-A-Village Fight Poverty in East Africa

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Los Angeles artist supports fundraiser at Gallery 33 East.

David Hinnebusch, Faux Realist American painter, and international nonprofit organization, Create-A-Village, today announced a benefit art exhibition to be held on July 12th, 2008 from 7pm to 9pm at Gallery 33 East in Long Beach, California. Proceeds from the event will support Create-A-Village in building a community for economic empowerment for 500 poor families in Tanzania, East Africa, where half the population struggles to survive on less than 65 cents per day.

The exhibition will feature original paintings by Hinnebusch, including masterworks based on Hinnebusch's nostalgic childhood years living with family in Tanzania, where he learned to draw and wrote children's books about orphans.

"My adventurous childhood in East Africa made a fundamental psychic imprint on both my life's work and art-making process," said Hinnebusch. "I am grateful for this opportunity to give back to the Tanzanians."

The mission of Create-A-Village is to build modern urban housing communities that gives poor families in developing countries their first access to a home with running water, sewer, and electricity. Create-A-Village also offers economic development programs to villagers including job training, small business education and micro-loans so that villagers can become self-reliant.

"We're very grateful David Hinnebusch and Gallery 33 East for helping to fight extreme poverty in East Africa," said Dr. Harry Witt, Executive Director, Create-A-Village. "We look forward to the exhibition and to gaining additional support from the Los Angeles art community."

The evening will include a presentation about the distinct approach Create-A-Village takes to address global poverty with an opportunity to support the Create-A-Village program in Tanzania. Hinnebusch will make a special guest appearance and plans to donate a percentage of event sales to Create-A-Village.

About David Hinnebusch:
David Hinnebusch, the American painter, writer, director and musician specializes in a contemporary genre of art making he calls Faux Realism. Figurative elements with Pop and Abstract Expressionist gestures best characterize the style of Hinnebusch. Hinnebusch began painting professionally in 1990 and has exhibited work in Los Angeles and New York. Hinnebusch has also starred in and directed documentary films and various public service commercials. Hinnebusch and punk rock band Entropy, recently released a vinyl recording on Bad Idea Music titled "Gross National Product." Hinnebusch is currently publishing an art book, and continues to produce ceramics and design clothing, surfboards and skateboards. For more information visit: http://www.fakeart.net.

About Create-A-Village:
Create-A-Village is a registered California nonprofit whose mission is to build urban communities outside cities in the developing world to empower poor families with the tools they need to thrive in a modern urban context. The organization's programs offer opportunities for those living on less than $1 a day to gain access to a home they can own, job training, and microfinance loans to support inventive small business ideas. For more information or to contribute, visit http://www.create-a-village.org.


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