In Your Neighborhood: Hollywood, CA

This one’s close to my heart. For years, I’ve been traveling to Tijuana, Mexico to visit the children at a few orphanages throughout Baja California with an organization called the Corazon de Vida Foundation. One of the homes that CDV visits monthly is called Casa Hogar Sion, and a group of loving people has developed an organization dedicated to that particular home, called Friends of El Faro. El Faro is constantly in need of the basic supplies to sustain life for the many children who call it home, and the Friends of El Faro have been indispensable in raising awareness and funds on behalf of these children. As we all know, the arts are a great tool for raising awareness, so Friends of El Faro has teamed with talented photographer (and Friends of El Faro founder) Leigh Kilton-Smith and A & I Gallery to create an exhibition of photographs of these beautiful children called I See You. 100% of the exhibit sales will go directly to the orphaned, abandoned and abused children of Tijuana. I can’t think of a better reason to buy original photography.


Since November of 2000, Leigh Kilton-Smith has been traveling with a circle of friends to Tijuana, Mexico every four to five weeks to spend the weekend with the more then 100 children of “Casa Hogar Sion” orphanage.

It is here where children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected have found a home, a place where they are safe and cared for, nourished and loved. It is here where the Friends of El Faro do what they can to care for these children who had no home, and the remarkable people who have created a home for them.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, Dec. 11, 7pm – 10pm

A&I Hollywood, Dec. 11 – Jan. 30
A&I Santa Monica, Feb. 6 – Mar. 13

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