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“A is for Art” Fundraiser at Eastern Edge

November 16, 2010

“A IS FOR ART” FUNDRAISER | ROGUE GALLERY SPACE

26 YEARS

26 ARTWORKS

26 TICKETS

Opening: Sat Nov 6, 3-5pm

Closing reception and holiday warming: Sat Dec 11, 4-7pm

For their 26th anniversary fund raiser, 26 past exhibiting artists have created artworks inspired by a letter of the alphabet that will be on display in the Eastern Edge’s Rogue Gallery space, 72 Harbour Drive, from November 6th until December 11th and be reproduced as the pages of an art-themed Eastern Edge alphabet book.

While the book will be available through the gallery on an ongoing basis, only 26 tickets at $226 each will be sold for the original works. During the closing reception on December 11th the ticket numbers will be drawn until all ticket holders have chosen an artwork – a raffle of sorts where every ticket-holder wins! All ticket holders also receive a 40% discount coupon for Newfoundland Art Framing (Ropewalk Lane).

Click this link for a  sneek peek of some of the pieces that will be part of this fundraising exhibition. Tickets can be purchased in person at the gallery, by mail, or online at easternedge.ca. Several have already been sold, and the number is limited.

“A to Z” MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION | MAIN GALLERY SPACE

Opening: Sat Nov 6, 3-5pm

Closing reception and holiday warming: Sat Dec 11, 4-7pm

Running concurrently with the “A is for Art” fundraiser is the annual Members’ Exhibition, on display in the main gallery space. This year there will be a special viewing of works created for Out of Purgatory, exhibited at the Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI Sept 4th – Oct 3rd 2010, and featuring completed works by Mary MacDonald, John McDonald, Candace Fulford, Zea Cline, Peggy Tremblett, Michael Young, Michelle Bush, Debbie Collingwood, Anita Singh, Bill Rose, Jackie Alcock and Kendra Miller. The Out of Purgatory works will be up for Silent Auction; bidding ends at 7pm on December 11th.

Out of Purgatory has been staged twice in the past five years by Peake Street Studios, an artist-run collective based in Charlottetown. The artist challenge, originally conceived as a fund raiser, asked members to donate unfinished or abandoned works for completion by others. Through a random draw, individual pieces were passed on for completion and presentation by fellow participants. The latest incarnation of the challenge features a regional exchange of works between artists from Peake Street Studios, Eastern Edge in St. John’s, Newfoundland , and Gallery Connexion in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Eastern Edge Gallery

72 Harbour Drive

po box 2641 station c

St. John’s, NL, A1C 6K1

709-739-1882

easternedgegallery@gmail.com

www.easternedge.ca

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