Art for Tibet Canada Gallery Show and Auction

Two years ago, Students for a Free Tibet’s inaugural ART FOR TIBET in New York City: 50X50 was a phenomenal success. It brought together and showcased established and new artists from all over the world – including a growing number of outstanding contemporary Tibetan artists. Now we hope to bring this event to Toronto and make ART FOR TIBET Canada into a major art show in its own right.

DATE: Saturday, October 15, 2011

TIME: 6:00-10:30pm

LOCATION: Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto

ART FOR TIBET is an art show, cultural exhibition and fundraiser that will showcase work from a diverse international pool of both established and new artists, including a growing number of outstanding contemporary Tibetan artists. For many Tibetan artists this show is a rare and vital opportunity to express their artistic voices and exhibit their work to a broad audience.

Art for Tibet Canada – Online Auction Starts Oct 7th at http://www.artfortibet.com and artwork will be available for public viewing 1-6pm at Gallery 1313 beginning Oct 6th.

More than 20 acclaimed artists will exhibit art works together in support of the Tibetan freedom struggle on October 15 at Gallery 1313 in Toronto. The first Art for Tibet Canada show will feature top contemporary Tibetan and international artists, including Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Karma Phuntsok, Brian Harris, Tenzin Dorjee, Kalsang Dolma, and much more.

All artwork in the show will be sold via a silent auction on the evening of October 15. The evening event will feature a live-thangka painting demonstration and a silent auction that will offer excellent works with low opening bids. Pre-bidding will be available online at http://www.artfortibet.com beginning October 7.

This event is made possible by the support of Honorary Committee members Shepard Fairey, Professor Robert A.F. Thurman, Senator Consiglio Di Nino, and David Usher.

Auction and event information and a full list of participating artists will be available at www.artfortibet.com. All proceeds from the event will benefit Students for a Free Tibet Canada, a non-profit organization with Canadian headquarters in Toronto. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, SFT campaigns for the Tibetan people’s fundamental right to freedom and independence.

Please RSVP at: artfortibetcanada@gmail.com

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