“Politicians don’t bring people together. Artists do.”
– Richard Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago
Artists have watchful eyes and compassionate souls. They see the needs of others and create to make a positive difference. I have been fortunate to work with student and professional artists that share my philosophy and together we have enriched our community. 515 Gallery has given me a cultural platform for change. The recent 2nd Annual Miniature Charity Exhibit involved forty five generous artists and raised money to help support the Clare Area Backpack Program, providing food for local at-risk school children.