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Cleveland artists to raise funds to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims

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PHOTO BY M. YESENIA SUMMERS Thursday, November 16, 2017; Eileen Sheehan’s Create-A-Craft Studio at the Shore Cultural Center, 291 E. 222 in Euclid, Ohio: Artists Hector Vega, Eileen Sheehan and Richard Romero are spearheading an effort to use the sale of art to raise funds for Puerto Ricans hit hard by Hurricane Maria.

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PHOTO BY M. YESENIA SUMMERS Thursday, November 16, 2017; Eileen Sheehan’s Create-A-Craft Studio at the Shore Cultural Center, 291 E. 222 in Euclid, Ohio: This painting is by Hector Vega, one of the artists involved in CLE Art for Puerto Rico.

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PHOTO BY M. YESENIA SUMMERS Thursday, November 16, 2017; Eileen Sheehan’s Create-A-Craft Studio at the Shore Cultural Center, 291 E. 222 in Euclid, Ohio: An art piece by Eileen Sheehan, one of the artists involved in CLE Art for Puerto Rico.

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Puerto Rico was ravaged by hurricane Maria, leaving millions in need of shelter, water and other goods. Local artists Eileen Sheehan and Linda Zolten Wood are coming together to help to help families in need on the island through an event called CLE ART for Puerto Rico. The upcoming event will raise funds through the sale of art donated by local artists.

Sheehan and Zolten Wood were inspired by the efforts of local chef and TV personality Lisa Pucci Delgado. She has been working hard, since Maria hit, to facilitate the shipment of supplies through Amazon to her isolated hometown of Piedra Azul. After seeing the devastation in Puerto Rico, the artists created the idea of selling art from local Cleveland artists to raise funds for Puerto Rico relief efforts.

Well known Cleveland artist, Hector Vega, and graphic designer, Richard Romero, volunteered to be involved in the fundraiser and brought with them valuable resources. CLE ART for Puerto Rico is now seeking local artists to participate by donating a work of art that will be sold to help Puerto Rican families in need. Contact Eileen Sheehan at eileen@eileenstudio.com or 216-505-0684 for artist/food donations.  Monetary donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/cleartforpuertorico.

CLE ART for Puerto Rico will take place in the community room at Euclid’s historic Shore Cultural Center located at 291 E. 222 St.  Euclid, Oh 44123.  The event is on December 16, 2017 and open to the public. Tickets are available $10/person at https://www.gofundme.com/cleartforpuertorico.  Walk-ins welcome with ticket purchase at the door. Children are free. The hours are from 4-8 pm. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Editor’s Note: For more information contact Eileen Sheehan at eileen@eileenstudios.com  or call 216-505-0684.

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