Photo from the True exhibit, by Ky Ngo

The Hotel Palomar at Mockingbird and I-75 this week will showcase work from area students. The exhibit is a component of the Promise of Peace project in which kids explore nature and community, which inspires their artwork.

We interviewed the founder of Promise of Peace Elizabeth Dry back in 2008 during an early project with the Historical Society to record oral histories of aging East Dallas residents. Since then, the group has grown a community garden at Gaston and Grand.

True, the photo exhibit featuring Promise of Peace Community Garden, runs all week (August 8-12) near the hotel’s living room lobby and adjacent Central 214. Say organizers, “The photography celebrates Promise of Peace’s work to connect East Dallas area students and the community in exploring natural resources and establishing positive perspectives and healthier lifestyles.”

Thursday Aug. 11, at 5 p.m., the public is invited to the True Wine Hour benefiting Promise of Peace, where guests can “enjoy the beautiful exhibit photography and great wine and bites from Central 214’s Chef Blythe Beck made with fresh herbs and ingredients grown in the community garden.”

Again: Both the exhibit and wine hour are free and open to the public, with donations appreciated for Promise of Peace (more here).

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