Ascension Parish community photo gallery for Feb. 25, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Amy Crane -- 'Hope,' an acrylic paint on board piece by Mary Crochet, is featured in the 'Trees of Life' benefit art show at River Community Church in Prairieville.

“Trees of Life,” a benefit art show, recently opened at River Community Church in Prairieville and will be on display through March 20.

The exhibit is available for viewing from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays and during church office hours on weekdays. The church is located at 36367 Old Perkins Road in Prairieville.

The show features artworks depicting trees in many mediums, interpreted in different ways by area artists, and is sponsored by VanGuard Gallery at Stephen Wilson Stained Glass Studio.

“Trees of Life” originated as a benefit show last fall for Bethany Centre Primary School in Uganda. All proceeds from sales of the paintings will go to the school. Email for information on the school and fundraiser.

Call (225) 744-4367 or email Jeanie Liehe at for information.