CALGARY, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - This week, Cosette Swart, 4, possibly the
youngest member of Canada's art community is holding her first gallery
showing in her hometown of Calgary. Compared to Jackson Pollack, her
pieces sell for hundreds of dollars, and go faster than she can create
them. The three-day gallery exhibit consists of 20 of her colourful
works. This event, hosted in partnership with World Vision, gives
Canadians a glimpse of some of her new works along with paintings that
generated much discussion earlier this year, showing how this young
prodigy was changing the world one brush stroke at a time.
Cosette donates the proceeds of her work to charitable causes, including
the World Vision Gift Catalogue that gives Canadians the opportunity to
help families and communities around the world through their
gift-giving. Members of the public are invited to the free exhibit
being held June 25-June 27 daily 10 a.m.-6p.m. at Manning Centre, 514
11 Ave SW, Calgary.
"I'm nervous and excited to lead people around showing them my paintings
because I like being a leader. I want other people to please help the
- Cosette Swart, 4-year-old artist
"Cosette's art, and the buzz she's created in the art world is
fascinating. Equally amazing is that at age four she recognizes the
needs of others, and is using her talent as a way to help children
around the world. We're such fans of Cosette and are impressed with
her heart to help people through the World Vision Gift Catalogue."
- Barbara Acampado, World Vision Gift Catalogue manager
Cosette or Kristy-Anne (Cosette's mom) Swart
Barbara Acampado, World Vision Gift Catalogue manager
Cosette has been painting for a year. She has sold over 70 paintings
and has raised thousands of dollars for charities including the World
Vision Gift Catalogue.
Cosette picked the World Vision Gift Catalogue because she can watch the
videos on the website, and she understands what it means for a family
to receive a World Vision gift.
Cosette's story captivated the hearts and minds of Canadians earlier
this year through extensive media coverage on Canada AM, in National
Post and on Global News, to name a few.
What Canadians can do:
Buy an art piece from Cosette or something for a family or community in
need from the World Vision Gift Catalogue as Cosette has done.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy
organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children,
families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired
by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the
world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity,
SOURCE World Vision Canada
Image with caption: "Four-year-old Cosette Swart poses with one of her new pieces that is displayed at her first exhibit. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150625_C9925_PHOTO_EN_43853.jpg
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