TD Presents Art with Heart for Casey House Oct 17

Finest Canadian contemporary art auction to include hand-detailed Kent Monkman limited edition

"…The range of artists who are committed to Art with Heart is growing constantly, and it's a really strong mix. It's also really multigenerational, which I love about the show."

  • Dr. Sara Diamond, artist, President, OCAD University

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - TD Bank Group presents Art with Heart, Casey House's signature fundraiser, October 17 at the Carlu. Over its 19-year history Art with Heart has earned a deserved reputation as an unparalleled contemporary art auction experience, benefiting treatment and support at Casey House, Toronto's HIV/AIDS specialty hospital.

"For many years, TD has been a committed supporter of Art with Heart and the vital HIV/AIDS health care provided by Casey House," says Scott Mullin, Vice-President, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "Once again, this year's collection is a first-class Canadian contemporary art show, and we are honoured to once again present such a high-calibre event raising essential funds for the diverse health care needs of individuals and communities who continue to be deeply affected by HIV/AIDS."

This year's 86-lot collection features work by some of the most esteemed contemporary artists working in Canada today, including a collaboration by Adad Hannah and Denys Arcand, as well as works by Attila Richard Lukacs, Angela Leach, Charles Pachter, Kym Greeley, John Scott, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas Pye, Sandy Plotnikoff, Medrie MacPhee, Toni Hafkenscheid, David Urban and James Lahey.

Casey House and the Art with Heart committee are pleased to additionally present two limited editions available now at www.artwithheart.ca. Sponsored by Urbacon, the Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition by Kent Monkman is entitled "Modern Love." Priced at $2,000, each of the 25 editions is produced as a giclée print on canvas, with individually hand-painted details added by the world-renowned artist. The June Callwood Artist's Multiple by Paul Butler entitled "Friends/Friends" is priced at an accessible $150. Mounted on plexi, the piece is designed to be snapped in half, with one half presented to a special friend.

Also hotly anticipated each year at Art with Heart is the Emerging Artists Collection, sponsored by Volvo Cars of Canada and featuring young artists whose work has been judged by the curatorial committee to demonstrate significant promise. Regular attendees to Art with Heart recognize the annual event as an opportunity not only to acquire hotly contested work by established Canadian artists, but also to purchase early works by artists whose careers are on the ascent.

Auction
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tickets $175
Reception 5:30 p.m. / Auction 7:00 p.m.
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor
Tickets online at www.artwithheart.ca
          Free Public Previews
October 12 - 15
12 - 5 p.m. daily
Waddington's
275 King St. E.
Online at www.artwithheart.ca

The full Art with Heart collection may be viewed online at www.artwithheart.ca, where tickets and Limited Editions by Paul Butler and Kent Monkman are now available for sale.

Presenting Sponsor: TD Bank Group | Emerging Artists Sponsor: Volvo Cars of Canada | Gallery of Patrons Limited Edition Sponsor: Urbacon | June Callwood Artist's Multiple Sponsor: Barrick | Corporate Matching Gift Sponsors: TD Bank Group, Rogers  | Design & Communications Sponsor: UP Inc. | Radio Sponsor: The New Classical 96.3FM  | Venue Sponsor: The Carlu | Catering Sponsor: Daniel et Daniel | Preview Location Sponsor: Waddington's | Prize Sponsor: GE Monogram | Wine Sponsor: Bertani

About Casey House - Founded in 1988, Casey House was the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility In Canada. Today we are a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital offering home care and outreach programs. Our commitment is to provide compassionate, exemplary health care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities. www.caseyhouse.com

SOURCE: Casey House Foundation

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For more 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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