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Iceland Exhibit to Benefit Homes with Hope

Residents can cool off, at least visually, via a photographic exhibit of Iceland on display through July at Westport’s Max’s Art Supplies on Post Road East.

Entitled “Land of Fire and Ice,” the exhibit is the work of Westport photographer Bernard Perry. Starting July 1, all photographs are available for purchase, and Perry is donating all proceeds to Homes with Hope, said Erin Falvey, the social service organization’s community relations coordinator.

“The donations will benefit the organization’s Gillespie Center and Hoskins’ Place, emergency shelters for men and women,” said Falvey.

The Gillespie Center and Hoskins’ Place have 19 beds for those in need of emergency shelter services. Falvey said the facility operates at more that 100 percent capacity year-round. The shelters also house the local food pantry and the community kitchen, helping to feed more than 50 individuals each day.

Perry’s photos taken in the summer of 2012 include slow-flowing glaciers, thundering waterfalls, smouldering volcanoes, geysers, majestic mountains and soothing thermal pools, all on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

“The sights are almost surreal,” says Perry, adding that he is happy the sale of these images will help support Homes with Hope..

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