TD Waterhouse presents Art with Heart November 3 - Strongest collection to
date features contemporary take on Canada

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - TD Waterhouse presents Art with Heart, Casey House's signature fundraiser, November 3 at the Carlu. Over the past 16 years Art with Heart has earned a deserved reputation as an unparalleled art auction experience.

Canada takes centre stage in many of this year's Art with Heart offerings, from Diana Thorneycroft's photographed diorama of Bob and Doug McKenzie surrounded by white wolves, to Kent Monkman's watercolour of a glamorously garbed Aboriginal man (cheekily submitted to Canada Post for stamp consideration), to Michael Awad's dizzying panoramic photograph of a CNE ride and BGL's visceral image of deer hooves scarring a modern white plaster surface. These and many other works in the 84-lot collection put contemporary and insightful spins on what it means to be Canadian. Other esteemed artists in the collection include James Lahey, Edward Burtynsky, Greg Girard, Shelley Adler, Katie Pretti, Micah Lexier and Ed Pien.

TD Waterhouse, the Presenting Sponsor of Art with Heart 2009, is returning for its ninth year of support for this event. "For over two decades, Casey House has pioneered an exemplary response to the crisis of HIV/AIDS," said Bill Hatanaka, Group Head, Global Wealth Management. "TD Waterhouse has a long history of giving back to our communities where need is greatest. We're proud to support Casey House and its important work."

"This year's collection may well be our strongest ever," says event Co-Chair and Chair of the Casey House Board of Directors Bruce Lawson. "With works available at all price points, from emerging artists to those whose works are internationally sought-after, we feel confident in asserting that Art with Heart absolutely should not be missed by collectors and enthusiasts of Canadian contemporary art. And it's all for a very worthy cause, supporting Casey House and its superb compassionate care for people living with HIV/AIDS."

The full collection including an index of artists can be viewed at http://www.artwithheart.ca, where tickets and Limited Editions are available for purchase. A print catalogue of the collection will be available to media one week prior to the event.

    
    What:              Art with Heart Auction

    When:              Tuesday, November 3, 2009

                       Reception and Final Viewing: 5:30 p.m.
                       Auction: 7:00 p.m. (Sharp)

    Where:             The Carlu, 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor

    Public Previews:   October 27 - 29, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
                       Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street West

    View collection and purchase tickets online: http://www.artwithheart.ca
    

About Casey House - Casey House is a specialty hospital providing inpatient care and community programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Our mission: To provide exemplary care, treatment and support for people affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities. http://www.caseyhouse.com

SOURCE Casey House Foundation

For further information: For further information: or to request an interview or high-res images: Kathleen Sandusky, Communications Specialist, Casey House, (416) 434-7763 (cell), ksandusky@caseyhouse.on.ca


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