Fundraising Art Auction London Venice Paris

Second fundraising art auction artminerva
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Oct. 18, 2009 - PRLog -- Minerva art project have kept their promise, after a successful auction last July at The Italian institute in London with the likes of designer Bella Freud and artist Jack Vettriano. Magdalena and Blandine will be back for another auction of contemporary art but this time in Venice at The Prestigious Glass Factory, Murano island, with the same but even stronger purpose, to keep the city of L'Aquila, and Santa Maria Del Suffragio church which was damaged by last April quake in people's subconscious.

The big-heartedness of owner and designer Guido Ferro and Sig.Matteo Savini, Direttore dell'Istituto Venezia, made this auction possible. Let's not forget that we are working with a non existant budget, so every time someone gives us a hand, it feels like we made a friend for life.

Talking of generosity of spirit, there are some really amazing donations from high places this time too - work from Royal painter Lady Hamilton(author of the famous portrait of John PaulII), Georgina Wilkes will get collectors and art lovers rushing in, and adding to the evening some raising stars from Italy and Europe will also take part, giving the auction the all-so-important characteristic of a very meaningful event indeed!

The Art Project Minerva, created by respected London-based artists Blandine Martin and Magdalena Rutkowska in April 2009, is a non-profit organisation raising funds for the restoration and repair of art and is been promoted greatly by the Italian Institute of culture, ArteLaguna  Prize, Gesar Org (children charity), The Knaypa, Sam Flowers and many others.

Many churches and buildings in the medieval city of L'Aquila were destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 6 April 2009 causing incalculable damage to Italy's culture heritage.  The dome of the Santa Maria del Suffragio cracked open, exposing the delicate gold patterns inside.

We strongly believe that with the kind support we have enjoyed so far we will be able to provide help to restore the Di Santa Maria Del Suffragio church, an important symbol of art and culture for many generations in L'Aquila.

For your diary:
Auction starts from 7 pm, doors open at 6.30 pm
on Friday 27 of November 2009
Venue: glass Factory
Fondamenta Daniele Manin, 5
30141 Venezia VE Italy

For more info contact:

44 (0)7765667221
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