The SC Heart Gallery and the SC Heart Gallery Foundation are thrilled to bring the NHGE to South Carolina! The exhibit is being hosted by the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, from July 9 - August 24.
A special reception was held on Thursday, July 19th, 5-9 pm EST, coinciding with the downtown Spartanburg Art Walk.
The National Heart Gallery Exhibit was in Iowa! With support from Iowa KidsNet, the Exhibit was displayed on two floors at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines May 9th – 15th in honor of National Foster Care Month.
Iowa KidsNet held an opening launch and press conference at Valley West Mall on Saturday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m., on the main floor in the Center Court area. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and other foster care and adoption advocates spoke at this event.
Senator Grassley is a co-founder of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and key advocate for legislative issues related to foster care and adoption, and Iowa KidsNet is a statewide collaboration of agencies that utilizes a unique, cohesive approach to provide recruitment, training, licensing and continued support to individuals who wish to become foster and adoptive parents. This event was free and open to the public.
May 12th Press Conference address:
1551 Valley West Drive in West Des Moines
The Exhibit then traveled west to Sioux City, Iowa, where it was displayed at the Sioux City Museum from May 17th – 30th.
For more information, call 1-800-243-0756 or visit www.iowakidsnet.com.
The National Heart Gallery Exhibit traveled to Riverside County, hosted by the Riverside Heart Gallery. There was a kick-off event on April 23rd from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, wherein there was also a photo shoot with about 35 children from 2:00 PM onward at the following location:
The Shops at Dos Lagos
2780 Cabot Drive
The National Heart Gallery Exhibit made a stop on March 14th at the popular Westside Pavilion for a month. There was a press conference for the "Grand Opening" at 11a.m. at the following address:
10800 W. Pico Blvd.
Level 1 near Nordstrom Expresso Bar
Los Angeles, CA
Heartfelt thanks to the partners, friends and the over fifty participating Heart Galleries who helped make this exhibit possible:
• Casey Family Programs
• Freddie Mac Foundation
• Heart Gallery NYC
• Westside Pavilion
• LA County DCFS
• Heart Gallery Los Angeles
• California Association of Adoption Agencies