Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Brush of Hope 2011 ~ October 20 - 30

Each year The Kidney Foundation of Canada mounts an unique fundraiser for kidney research - "A Brush of Hope". Canadians from many walks of life pick up paint and brushes to create one-of-a-kind works which are then auctioned on eBay.

Allison Crowe is part of this tradition, and this year she joins: fellow Canuck musicians Leonard Cohen, Susan Aglurkark, Alex Lifeson (of Rush), Hawksley Workman; comedians Mike Myers and Elvira Kurt; representing the political spectrum, MPs Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands - and Federal Green Party Leader), Justin Trudeau (Papineau), and New Brunswick Premier David Alward; alongside figure-skater, Kurt Browning, NHLer John Tavares, and a score of others lending an artistic hand to the cause.

This image links directly to Allison's painting:

You can visit the entire "A Brush of Hope" gallery - here

For the next 10 days, until October 30, the Foundation’s eBay gallery displays more than 100 paintings - all proceeds from the sale of which benefit kidney research in Canada.

p.s. The 2011 eBay auction for "A Brush of Hope" is a wrap!! Congratulations and thanks to the successful bidder who purchased Allison's painting this year!! Thanks, too, to everyone, who's supported the auction, bidding on Allison's painting, and all the other artworks - this time out, and in prior years!! The Kidney Foundation of Canada reports that almost $24,000 has been raised for the cause of kidney research!!

Hooray!! :)

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