Tickets now available to the George Russell Gala!
The Arthritis Society is giving each George Russell novice and fan a chance to purchase or even win Russell works while reveling in a refined Gala evening of anti-inflammatory food, mini-conferences, a Whisky bar, silent auction, raffle table and more - all while raising funds for Childhood Arthritis!
on August 18th, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm at L’Ambroisie in Montreal for a night of philanthropy you will never forget! Tickets are $150 and all proceeds fund our Kids on The Move Camp!
Click here to view the Gala website
"An accomplished artist, George Russell has created a composition code oscillating between the expression of reality and illusion,
between the figurative and the abstract. For decades, he has followed a unique creative process that has guided his genuinely authentic path.
There is consistency amid George’s prolific body of work, produced throughout an extensive, exciting career." Read more from Yolande...
Former Curator of Contemporary Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
"[...] iconic figures of Fernand Leduc, Guido Molinari and Marcel Barbeau, and internationally, Morris Louis and Josef Albers. [...] George Russell is a contemporary of these important figures and of course we all come to our fields with ancestors. We take a little bit from this and we add to it. He looks to his mentors, his peers; and with each work he has a twist, that is absolutely recognizable as that of George Russell, artist. [...] this is the finest artist I have never heard of in my market place!
George sacrificed what could have been a career of perhaps tremendous affluence. It would have been an honour for me to have gotten together with him perhaps 40 years ago. We could have had some fun. He instead dedicated his artistic career to teaching, to the benefit of decades of students, a very noble contribution, foregoing the potential for public recognition and great financial reward. I cannot help but say that it is that same spirit of generosity that we are seeing here today. [...] These are opportunities for each and every one of you to purchase an absolutely wonderful original work of art, by artist George Russell, a man with tremendous ability and integrity, and do so at the same time as making a 100% contribution to The Arthritis Society."
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Alan Klinkhoff, of the Galerie Alan Klinkhoff
, at There is Art
hritis! exhibition, April 16, 2015, Jesuit Hall, Loyola College, Concordia