Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan, Toronto 2011

These two Happy Sleepies are heading to the Artists Help Japan, Toronto 2011 benefit and silent auction.

Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser, Toronto 2011

Two matching Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser, Toronto 2011

17 April at 12:00 noon to midnight

Revival Bar
783 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Free event!

Full info on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208247572520178

Quote from the press release, from Bobby Chiu, the illustrator, teacher and founder of Toronto’s Imaginism studios behind the Artists Help Japan: Toronto event:

“As artists we are tremendously inspired by Japan and Japanese culture. We were all personally affected by the quake, tsunami, and resulting damage. It is important to give back for all that Japan has given us, and we can think of no better way to do so than with our art.”

Artists Help Japan: Toronto will feature more than 24 artists and illustrators from the Greater Toronto Area creating original drawings for 12 hours! This is an unprecedented opportunity for the general public to commission an original drawing from a professional artist and watch its creation in process; the artist’s fee will be donated entirely to the Canadian Red Cross.

In addition:
– Dozens more cartoonists will donate original art, books, and other rare items to be featured in a silent-auction on-site at Revival Bar.
– Live art demonstrations from Toronto Illustrators on stage, with the final pieces to be auctioned off live at the event
– $1 from the sale of every drink at Revival Bar will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

Admission to the ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser, Toronto 2011

 

Hand embroidered eyes on one of the Happy Sleepies.

Backs of the Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser

 

Backs of the Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser

Happy Sleepies for Artists Help Japan fundraiser, Toronto 2011

 

Closeup of one of the Happy Sleepies.
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