Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doctors and Derrieres: Year 6

Ashley at Doctors and Derriers    Ink drawing by Margaret Braun

It's Doctors and Derrieres time again!  It was FABULOUS!  So good to see all the artists gathered together for this occasion!

What is “Doctors and Derrieres”?  It is a fundraising event co-founded in 2006 by Edmonton-based artist and show curator Roger Garcia. Doctors and Derrieres is hosted by Roger Garcia, the University of Alberta medical students in partnership with Change for Children Association, Christian Based Communities of El Salvador with donated support from Harcourt House.

All proceeds support Change for Children's Emergency Social Health Fund, a community-led grassroots initiative in rural El Salvador that provides health care in under-served areas.

The idea behind this fundraiser is to have medical students pose nude for talented local artists and sculptors. Art pieces in diverse mediums celebrating the human body are then donated by each artist and sold at a silent auction.

Over the past 5 years, this event has raised over $50,000.

If you have any questions or require information, contact doctors.and.derrieres@gmail.com or Roger Garcia at tempusfugueit@yahoo.com or shelaine@changeforchildren.org.

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