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Phoenix's 720 Gallery to Host Fundraiser for Bassim Al-Shaker

720 Gallery is closing its doors. But before it does, the downtown art venue is hosting one last exhibition and a fundraiser to benefit Bassim Al-Shaker, a local artist who lost several paintings and personal effects when his studio was robbed last month.

See also: Bassim Al-Shaker's Phoenix Studio Robbed; 10 Paintings Stolen

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 720 Gallery will host its final exhibition, "Intersections, " featuring the mixed media works of Nuna Dow. Dow's work is considered a colorful reflection of her eclectic upbringing as the Baghdad-born child of an Iraqi mother and Czech father and a past resident of Europe and South America.

Although the gallery had originally intended to remain open through the end of September while hosting "Intersections," following the break-in of Al-Shaker's studio, owners ultimately decided to move up its closing date and host the exhibition for one night only.

"Intersections" will be held in conjunction with 720 Gallery's final night and fundraiser entitled Artist Helping Artists, which will donate all gallery profits from the night to Al-Shaker. Dow will be donating 10 percent of her sales to Al-Shaker as well.

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