Gateway Arts presents CHARLIE a film by Lev Omelchenko chronicling a day in the life of artist, Charles Hurvitz. Charles, known by many in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts as Charlie, has been an artist at Gateway for over 15 years. He is known throughout the community and has a strong network of friends.

Film maker Lev Omelchenko says “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to share CHARLIE with a large audience. In the process of crafting this film I gained an immense respect for Charlie and the people who support his work. The experience affirmed a faith in the power of artistic expression. I hope CHARLIE inspires the same joy and compassion in the viewers that Charlie and his work elicit in his many friends.”

Join Gateway Arts for a one night screening of CHARLIE on January 6, 2016 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre from 7 – 9 p.m. Tickets are now available online for $15 and will be $20 at the door.

This event is sponsored by Specialized Housing, INC., Lorri Berenberg & Rob Wilstein, and Adam Nussenbaum, Attorney at Law.

Visit Gateway Arts, a service of Vinfen, online for more information.

About Gateway Arts
Gateway Arts is dedicated to providing individualized art-based services to adults with disabilities that will enable them to create meaningful lives and careers in art. Located in Brookline Village, Gateway Arts serves over 100 talented adults in the greater Boston area through its arts programming, store and gallery. Gateway Arts artists receive opportunities for local, national, and international recognition and sales. Artists receive a 50% commission on the sale of their work. Gateway Arts is a service of Vinfen, New England’s most comprehensive provider of human services to individuals with disabilities.

About Vinfen
Established in 1977, Vinfen is a nonprofit health and human services organization and a leading mental health provider. Vinfen offers a comprehensive array of services to adolescents and adults with psychiatric, intellectual and developmental, brain injuries, and behavioral disabilities. Vinfen’s 2,700 dedicated employees provide educational, rehabilitative, and clinical services in more than 200 programs throughout eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. Visit Vinfen online for more information.