(left) Artist: Stephen Andrews
watercolour crayon on mylar
36″ x 24″
Courtesy of: Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Donated by: The Artist
Toronto’s Casey House with presenting sponsor TD Bank Group announces Art With Heart, the annual contemporary art auction and reception on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 taking place at The Carlu (444 Yonge Stree, Toronto), raising essential funds for the organization’s yearly HIV/AIDS related initiatives. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.artwithheart.ca.
Now in its 22nd year, funds raised at this annual auction featuring some of the country’s most celebrated as well as emerging artists will benefit a number of Casey House’s initiatives including sending skilled teams of registered nurses and workers into clients’ homes, providing rehabilitative care and recreation therapy at the hospice, and bringing specialized HIV nursing care via partner clinics to marginalized people who lack access to treatment. Donor generosity enables additional services at Casey House to address the complex health needs and isolation that many clients experience.
“Art With Heart is Casey House’s biggest single fundraiser each year. We are incredibly excited to have it back once again with even more remarkable art for art collectors and art lovers alike.” says Steven Endicott, Chief Development Officer, Casey House. “With the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto alone increasing, Casey House is enormously grateful for the funds that have been raised each year to allow it to continue providing inspired HIV/AIDS care for those who need it most.”
This year’s Art With Heart will feature Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition work by notable Canadian artist Mark Clintberg. Sponsored by Urbacon, Mark’s piece Our Arrangement depicts two figures that resemble anchors. Their proximity and quantity are used to represent a series of arrangements or agreements between two or more parties. In this case, the piece will signify two agreements: one between the artist and the purchaser and the other between the artist and Casey House. Priced at $1,275 each, Our Arrangement will be available to the public for purchase in 25 colour variants beginning September 15.
Art With Heart has consistently promoted excellence in Canadian contemporary art. A curatorial committee of prominent artists, curators and art collectors select works by emerging and established Canadian artists with the generous support of galleries across the country. From oil on canvas to digital photography, supporters and art collectors alike will be drawn to the incredible work being featured this year. Over 80 artists are featured in this year’s auction, including Douglas Coupland, Kim Dorland, Erik Olson, and many more.
In addition to showcasing the works of established Canadian artists, Art With Heart supports emerging artists who continue to push boundaries and influence change.
Casey House is offering an online preview of the selected 2015 Art With Heart pieces by showcasing one piece a day on its social media channels until the event in October. A live free preview will also be open to the public at Waddington’s (275 King Street East) during October 1-4, 2015 from 12 to 5 pm daily. The full collection can be also viewed online.
Since the inception of Art With Heart, over $6.2 million has been raised with the generous bids and donations from Casey House’s supporters, donors and art lovers.
About Casey House
Founded in 1988, Casey House (9 Huntley Street, Toronto) was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada, creating a specialty HIV/AIDS hospice with community programs including home nursing care and outreach. Free of stigma and fear, Casey House is committed to providing compassionate health care for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with its communities.
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