Surgi Dolls on display at the Textile Museum

Rakefet Arieli

Exhibition: Friday, April 5-Thursday, April 11, 2019
Ticketed Reception: Thursday, April 11, 7:00-10:00pm
Online Auction Ends Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Textile Museum of Canada is partnering with Project Sunshine Canada for a new fundraising initiative in support of family-oriented programs at both organizations. Professional artists, designers, and celebrities are creating one-of-a-kind, collectable Surgi Dolls, to be auctioned online and displayed at the Museum from April 5-11. Surgi Dolls represent an intersection of healing and creativity through textiles: Project Sunshine gives children blank dolls of diverse skin tones to make their own, to travel with them through their medical journey and provide a sense of comfort and control. By participating in the auction, you could take home your very own collectible Surgi Doll - these art objects are not for hospital use. The auction will culminate in a ticketed event at the Museum on April 11, 7-10 pm, with special guest Sally Siren.

Akin King member Rakefet Arieli, Akin alumni Emily Norry and many other talented artists were invited to decorate a Surgi Doll for The Doll Project: #SewMuchHeart. The Textile Museum of Canada has partnered with Project Sunshine Canada for a new fundraising initiative in support of family-oriented programs at both organizations. Get a chance to see the dolls in person at the Textile Museum until April 11th. Or bid on them online here.

Yellow House Celebrates 3 Years! Art Show and Birthday Bash: Tomorrow! 7-10pm

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

Help Yellow House Gallery celebrate their anniversary tomorrow night! The show brings together a diverse group of Canadian contemporary artists in celebration of Yellow House's Third Birthday!

Enjoy some music, art, divine treats, and great conversation as Yellow House thanks Toronto's East End community for its ongoing support.

Show Dates:
May 12th- June 10th 2017
 
Reception:
Friday May 12th- 7-10pm

Can't make it to the opening reception? Then join Akin Projects on Saturday May 13 at our Akin East-End Gallery Crawl! We will be visiting Yellow House Gallery along the way! Click here for details.