Jonas Gerard hosts CARING For Children fundraiser

Asheville-based artist Jonas Gerard will host a special benefit performance and reception at his Riverview Station Gallery on September 24. Photo courtesy CARING For Children.

Eclectic local visual artist Jonas Gerard will host a special “Art & Soul” benefit reception and live performance at his Riverview Station gallery from six p.m. until nine p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015 to support the non profit family services organization Caring For Children, according to a press release from the non profit.

Gerard will spend the evening conducting live painting demonstrations for attendees. Paintings generated that evening will subsequently be auctioned off at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from sales of the paintings will go to benefit CARING For Children, which has worked for over forty years throughout Western North Carolina to provide support for families and care for abused and neglected children.

In addition to the performance and auction, “Art & Soul” will feature a wine and beer reception before the demonstration begins, complete with hors d’oeuvres provided by several local restaurants and catering companies.

Art & Soul night

Following Thursday night’s event, Gerard will donate an additional 25 percent of his gallery sales through the weekend to help support CARING For Children’s programs and mission.

Tickets for “Art & Soul” are $25 each and can be purchased online at and, or by telephone at (828) 785-1590. Available seating for the event is limited to 125 tickets and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on the “Art & Soul “event on September 24, to see more of Gerard’s previous work, learn more about CARING For Children’s work in the region, or to make a donation, check out or visit


Press Release:


ASHEVILLE, NC (September 24, 2015) – When it comes to supporting his local community, artist Jonas Gerard has generously donated hundreds of paintings, sculptures and mixed media art to countless nonprofits over the years, in an effort to make Western North Carolina a better place to live. On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, Jonas will go one step further by personally hosting Art & Soul ~ A Benefit for CARING for Children at his Riverview Station Gallery.

Art & Soul will be held from 6-9PM and features a wine/beer reception with hors d’oeuvres provided by a variety of local restaurants and catering companies who also want to support the work of CARING for Children. During the evening, Jonas will conduct a live painting performance to entertain the crowd of up to 125 ticket holders. The paintings created that evening will be immediately auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds benefitting CARING for Children, a local nonprofit that cares for abused and neglected children.

Tickets are $25 each and available through or or by calling (828)785-1590. Seating is limited with only 125 tickets being sold for Thursday night’s Art & Soul reception, painting performance and live auction.

Art & Soul will kick off a long weekend of support by Jonas Gerard who has generously pledged to donate an additional 25% of his gallery’s weekend sales to CARING for Children.

For more information, please contact Terri Bowman at (828)785-1590. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, please visit or

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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