The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), in partnership with the Buried Heart Foundation, will host the Inside Out charity auction of offender art at the Elliott Louis Gallery on Tuesday, October 26th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
The auction will feature more than 100 pieces of art at silent auction and four signature works at live auction - created and donated by more than 50 offenders serving federal sentences. The artists – inmates from seven institutions in the Pacific Region as well as community parolees – have donated pieces ranging from native carved boxes and hope chests to paintings, stained glass, and masks.
Inside Out 2004 will feature performances by Steven Drake (formerly of The Odds), Simon Kendall, Leslie Alexander, and other special musical guests.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buried Heart Foundation, a non-profit society focused on addressing issues of homelessness, poverty, addiction and illness as they relate to women and youth-at-risk on Vancouver's downtown eastside.
For more information about the event go to:http://www.elliottlouis.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=215