Quan Lavender dropped me a note on a new exhibition taking place over the Christmas period in aid of SOS Children’s Villages India.
Hosted by Art India Gallery, which is operated by Veekay Navarathna, the exhibition presents a range of works donated by 25 of SL’s top artists. All of the works are displayed in a beautiful winter landscape created by Trill Zapatero, who also provides a free pair of ice skates for visitors, who are encouraged to skate around the exhibition.
Items on display are available to buy or are supplied as individual works available for auction. All proceeds from both sales and the auction will go directly to SOS Children India.
Purchases for items on sale can be made via the gift-wrapped boxes alongside of each exhibit (each has a box for purchasing a copy of the art and a box which gives out a notecard on the piece / artist). Each has been created on the theme of a music box – hence the title of the exhibition, Music Box for Children. Prices range from L$10 through L$1000.
The auction runs through until December 22nd, so that the highest bidders will receive their work in time for Christmas. The entire exhibition will be open through until January 22nd 2013.
chefkoch, Rebeca Bashly, Igor Ballyhoo, Rose Borchovski/Caer Balogh, Giovanna Cerise, Shari Davies, Linus Humphreys, Kicca Igaly, Pol Jarvinen, Pallina60 Loon, Haveit Neox, Bryn Oh, SaveMe Oh, Melusina Parkin, Secret Rage, Sir Real, Arduenn Schwartzman, Josiane Sorciere, Lorin Tone, Betty Tureaud, Eupalinos Ugajin, Eliza Wierwight, Ub Yifu and Trill Zapatero.
About SOS Children’s Villages India
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, social development organisation that provides family based care for children in India since 1964. It advocates the concerns, rights and needs of children. More than 6000 children and young people live in 33 SOS Children’s Villages and 27 SOS Youth Facilities in the country.
The organisation believes that every child should grow up in a strong family environment, and so helps families to create a loving, caring home. Work focuses on strengthening families, helping them to stay together during difficult times and provide the best care possible to their children. As family needs can be varied, SOS Children’s Village experts work with families to help them develop a wide range of skills, from house-hold budget planning, how to get a job and earning a living, to bonding with a child or young person and learning to create a stable family life at home.