Annual Foster Care Art Show: The World Through Trying Eyes

Published : Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 11:09 AM

A glimpse of the world as seen through foster child’s eyes can be experienced at the Foster Care Project Art Show May 5.

The 11th edition of the gallery show by kids from the Foster Care Project, hosted by All Saints Church in Pasadena, will exhibit the paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture – of foster children and youth under their care, as well as of those that have transitioned out of foster care.

All of the artwork – some 40 pieces – is for sale, and all proceeds go to the artists. These works portray the young artists’ perceptions of the world around them, “with liveliness, directness and intelligence,” according to show curator Jay Belloli.

The Foster Care Project provides community education, public policy and advocacy, and direct services for children and youth who have been removed from the care of their parents to the supervision of the state.

The Project recruits volunteers who serve in public and private agencies, or work on special projects designed to enhance the lives of foster, homeless, transitional and incarcerated children and youth.

All Saints Church is also seeking volunteers to help make the 11th Annual All Saints Church Foster Care Project Art Show a joyful experience for young artists and patrons. Volunteers will be needed in two-hour shifts, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to work the welcome-information desk, sales desk and pizza lunch for participating artists.

The Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inside Sweetland Hall at All Saints Church, at 132 North Euclid Avenue in Pasadena.

For information on how to volunteer, visit

To learn more about Sunday’s show, call Ada Ramirez at (626) 583-2734 or visit You may also send an email to








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