Art Gems 2016 Fundraiser
Congratulations to Art Gems art auction on their 10th anniversary. Last nights’ art auction was a record setting night with many artists’ works selling well above the retail value. Roberts Gallery artists John Lennard, Bewabon Shilling and Richard Montpetit had an outstanding evening raising $19,600 for the cause.
The Art Gems auction raises money for Creative Works Studio, an arts based occupational therapy studio program in the community, offering healing and recovery through creative arts for people living with serious and persistent mental illness. Creative Works Studio is a non-denominational initiative of the Inner City Health Program of St. Michael’s Hospital and operates in partnership with Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc. Open throughout the week, the Studio receives clients from mental health agencies across the city and, through over 2500 client visits a year, helps them make a comfortable return to active life in the larger community.