West Coast Artists for Alzheimers
Dana Claxton, Douglas Coupland, Graham Gillmore, Angela Grossmann,
Attila Richard Lukacs, Gordon Smith and Tyler Toews
For three days only, artworks by established and emerging West Coast artists will be displayed at the West Vancouver Museum before they travel to London, England later this year for a fundraising event to be held in association with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, 2016.
The works are selected by West Vancouver resident Rosalind Adnani, who is on the organizing committee for the event which takes place at multiple embassies in London including: Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Kuwait, Singapore, Monaco, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Jordan, Mexico, Turkey, and Sweden.
Adnani, who was the first and only Canadian to be appointed to the committee, says “it has been my intention to put together an auction of British Columbia art which will take place at Lancaster House in London.”
She “chose Vancouver based artists for two simple reasons: first, our city is considered by many to be the art capital of Canada and second, I was born and raised here so I am most familiar with its vibrant art community.”
Adnani wants to display the art in her own community beforehand to profile the celebrated artists who donated works for this international cause.
“We are pleased to be able to show these works and it is testament to the influence B.C. artists have internationally that their work is recognized and collected globally,” says Darrin Morrison, Director/Curator of the West Vancouver Museum.
The special event will also include additional works by each of the artists selected from the Museum and private collections.