CAMDEN — Carol Eisenberg, Katie Wilson, Elizabeth Opalenik and many other gallery artists have teamed up with Carver Hill Gallery, 28 Bayview St., to offer the gift of artwork that will benefit the Knox County Homeless Coalition. The fundraiser runs seven days a week through Friday, Dec. 24.

Eisenberg offers a choice of six limited edition prints for a $99 donation each — while they last (six of each image are available). The retail is $350. They are 9″ x 12″ prints on Hahnemuhle metallic photo rag paper with a border, the paper size is 11″ x 17″. 100% of the proceeds will go to providing food and shelter in Knox County and regions of Waldo and Lincoln counties. You can see the images here.

“Florentin Pigeons” by Carol Eisenberg.

There is also a silent auction for Opalenik’s print from her “See of Possibilities” series. Opalenik has been a photography educator at Maine Media Workshops, and several other workshops worldwide, for decades.

The gallery is also holding a raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. First prize: “Red Curls,” an oil and collage on canvas; second prize: Jon Kolkin’s new book “Inner Harmony;” third prize: two ski lift tickets or six tubing tickets for the Camden Snow Bowl; and fourth prize: “A Day at the Museum” poster and markers. Names will be drawn Dec. 24.

“Red Curls” by Katie Wilson.

According to local sources, the following numbers reported by the Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development are grossly underestimated. As of January 202, HUD estimates that Maine has 2,097 people experiencing homelessness on any given day. Of that total, 260 were family households, 103 were veterans, 139 were unaccompanied young adults (18-24), and 348 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2018-2019 school  year shows that an estimated 2,552 public school students in Maine experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 105 students were unsheltered, 535 were in shelters, 284 were in motels, and 1,628 were doubled up (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness). Local sources say there is a 14 week waitlist for families to see a case manager. 150 children in the area do not know where they are sleeping tonight.

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