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This upcoming week there will be a LOT of money being spent in this city. Stampede brings out the frivolity in most of us, however there are still so many people that go hungry every day. Every year Herringer Kiss Gallery holds a month long group exhibition featuring our amazing artists, where a portion of the proceeds of the art sales go to aid the Calgary Foodbank.  Not only do you get to take home some incredible art, but you will be helping your community in one of the most necessary ways. Here are some of my favorite pieces and how they will help.

Roy Kiyooka

Roy Kiyooka “#2 Polynesian”

Provide 12 milk hampers to a new mother

This silkscreen from 1971 is in immaculate condition, the colors are vibrant and expertly printed. These Kiyooka pieces have not been shown for over 30 years, and are a gem. To have this piece by an world renown Canadian artist from the prime of his career would be an amazing addition to any collection.

Judith Geher

Judith Geher “Pink Runway”

Will feed 16 homeless people

I love Judith Geher’s pieces for many reasons, the raw wood she uses as her canvas, the big textural spots of paint she uses to draw your attention and the ease of her portraits.

Point of Vulnerability

Eric Louie “point of Vulnerability”

Will feed 3 families for a week

This is the newest piece we’ve received from Eric, and it’s great! I love the use of color, architecture, soft/hard lines, and the shadows of layers.

 

The gallery is also accepting donations, so if financially you are unable to purchase a new piece of art but still want to help, drop by the gallery 11-5 Tuesday to Saturday. We are able to give tax receipts as well.

 

-post written by Anna