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Local Artist to Sell Portraits of Beverly Hills' Homeless Population

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Artist Lisa Lesniak works as a stylist, costume designer and visual artist, and in her free time, she volunteers to work with the homeless in Beverly Hills. Lesniak has created a series of portraits of the people she's come to know through her volunteerism, and LA Observed reports that she'll be selling some of that artwork at a show called "Among You" on March 16.

In a blog post, author Cathy N. Davidson, a friend of Lesniak's, writes:

The exhibit is of loving, compassionate portraits Lesniak has made of the homeless people she serves as a “stylist"...In this series, simple line drawings, so expressive, remind me that Lesniak was also a ballet dancer, who understands the beauty of a line as connection.

"Among You" will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on Friday March 16, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.