TORONTO, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - The Parkdale Community Food Bank has partnered
with Gallery Moos for its first ever art auction and fundraiser,
February 25 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Gallery Moos will offer up a selection of work by well-known
contemporary Canadian and international artists at the live auction to
raise money for the food bank, located in one of the city's poorest
neighbourhoods. There will also be a representation of art by members
of food bank community.
"Culture can make a huge contribution to the well-being of our
communities," said Food Bank Executive Director Robert Thorpe. "These
artists, with Gallery Moos, are putting their efforts and talents
towards making sure we're able to continue the important work of the
food bank. We're very grateful and we hope the auction will become an
Art for Food
Live Art Auction and Fundraiser for the Parkdale Community Food Bank
February 25, 6 - 9 p.m.
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Jane Mallet Theatre
27 Front Street East, Toronto ON
Leading up to the event, Gallery Moos will display some of the auction
pieces at the food bank, which will be open for viewings by
Artists include, but are not limited to:
Charles Pachter, Victor Mitic, Ian McLean, Romas Astrauskas, Jeanette
Luchese, Menno Krant, Nika Belianina, Romas Astrauskas, Rebecca Last,
Kim Campbell, Stepeh Brookbank, Bill Philipovich, and others.
The show is being curated by Gallery Moos' Rupert Young, who has
generously volunteered his time to pull together the event on behalf of
Quick facts -the Parkdale Community Food Bank:
serves up to 2,800 people each month.
has seen an increase of its membership by 53 per cent since the
beginning of the recession.
distributes between 3 ½ and 5 tonnes of food each week.
has only one employee and relies on 50 committed volunteers to make the
food bank work.
is a registered charity and is located at 1316 King Street West,
SOURCE Parkdale Community Food Bank
For further information:
For more information on the art auction, or to schedule a viewing, please call Parkdale Community Food Bank Executive Director, Robert Thorpe at: 416-532-2375 or visit: www.pcfb.ca