A vernissage will be held on Friday evening (April 26th) from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Over 50 artists will be taking part, displaying their stunning original artwork on two floors. There will be framed and unframed paintings in a variety of media and styles, as well as drawings, pastels, textile art, and sculptures. Admission is free.
The Lakeshore Association of Artists (LAA) will once again be partnering with NOVA West Island for this show; donating 1/3 of the sales of artwork as well as all proceeds of raffle tickets of two paintings (and two beautiful handmade quilts donated by a NOVA caregiver in memory of her daughter, to this community-based charitable health care organization. This is the 31st year of their collaboration.
LAA President, Nancy Overbury says there’s an excellent reason why, “NOVA’s staff and volunteers offer care and compassion during difficult times, to members of our community. They are an essential, valued organization and this is our way of helping them to continue the great work they do.”
About the Donated Artwork and Artists
Charmian Gibson Silver – Painting entitled “Changing Seasons”
Oils and acrylics are her most used media. She primarily paints people and landscapes and is drawn to these subjects by the uniqueness she finds in the faces of ordinary people, places, and situations.
Suzanne Bélair – Painting entitled «Toit rouge dans les arbres »
Through the use of oil paints in thin layers, Suzanne likes to create images that depict the accessible beauty, calm and intricacy of nature. As a visual artist and biologist, she also likes to present different aspects of her subjects; whether traditional or unusual and she loves to marry her two passions.
NOVA West Island is a charitable healthcare organization which supports the West Island population by providing palliative ALS and oncology care, adult and child bereavement programs, home support and adult day centres and has done so since 1911. These are provided by a team of registered nurses, health aides, program coordinators, and volunteers. www.novawi.org
About the Lakeshore Association of Artists
Founded in 1956, the LAA has over 50 professional artist members who live on the West Island of Montreal. LAA members have earned a prestigious reputation both collectively and individually. An international flavour enriches the group and a diversity of styles flourishes. To date, the LAA has raised over $ 1,100,000 in donations for West Island charities through sales at their exhibitions. www.artlakeshore.com
For more information:
Nancy Overbury e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Lakeshore Association of Artists