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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simone2China and Things on the Go...

Smokin' - (22.5"x30")
Solid - (22.5"x30")

Mid Toronto is throwing their annual fundraiser, Cocktails for the Community.
Come out and support Senior's in the City of Toronto.

I will be painting live for he function, and mingling through the crowd during the evening. It has always proven to be lots of fun.

Click here for details.
You can purchase ticket online,
have a couple a drinks, mingle and bit on
some really great donations from great businesses.

The two Jimi Hendrix pieces, Smokin' and Solid will be up for silent auction. Part of the proceeds will go to this worthy cause - taking care of the seniors at Mid Toronto.

I met some of them. It is so immensely important to me that the wisdom of old folks is respected and remembered.

Art Exhibition Opening & Fundraiser
Help Me, A Survivor 
Exhibit My Works in China

A Tribute to Whitney Houston & The Closing of A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Thursday, April 4, 2013
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Mojo Music Lounge
43 Speers Road
Oakville, ON, Canada
905-842-COOL (2665)

Whitney Houston was superstar born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963 to gospel singer Cissy Houston. She was talented, beautiful and successful in her career. Sadly she became addicted to drugs and according to her bio web page, passed away on February 11, 2012. She was unable to stay sober while still being a success. But as Kevin Costner said, perhaps she fell victim to “the unexplainable burden that comes with fame – call it doubt. Call it fear. I’ve had
mine. I know the famous in the room have had theirs.”
When I found references of her image on the Internet, some of them show her in the worst light – strung out. The images in the A Tribute to Whitney Houston exhibition show her at her best because we do fall sometimes and sometimes, but we should be remembered at our best.

It is with that spirit that I hope to travel to China this April. Leaving my complicated health history and stories off loss behind. I'm planning to ride an elephant there.

If you are able, please make a donation to the cause by clicking below.

Simone Frank was born in Toronto in 1970 and resided in Mississauga until she attended
Ryerson University. There, she achieved a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design in 1993.
She is a Dean’s list graduate of Graphic Design from George Brown College in 2009. She also
holds a certificate from writing from Humber College, 2003.
She has been exhibiting since 1991 in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, the GTA, Tokyo and also in St. Vincent, W.I. where her family is from. In Toronto she exhibited at Toronto City Hall.
Her gallery solo exhibitions were at BAND, Skeir Gallery, Artist Awake and A Space Windows.
Her work is part of the Chinese Canadian Business Association’s collection in Toronto.
In St. Vincent she had three solo exhibitions at Lambii’s Yatch Club on Union Island and Singer Gallery in Kingstown, St. Vincent. She has had solo exhibitions at Singer Fragipani Hotel in Bequai, which is owned and operated by the Prime Minister’s daughter. She was interviewed
twice on the radio while there.
In July, 2001, she suffered a near-fatal reaction to antibiotics, which lead to a 3 month stay in intensive care. She lives with Lupus, a chronic illness that affects the immune system.
She has received a Toronto Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant in 1994 and 1997 and the Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Reserve grant in 1997.
Simone Frank taught private art classes from her studio called Soul Designs for several years until she taught for the Toronto Board of Education’s ACE Program in 1988. That year she was also published in Litté Realité, then later in Word Magazine 2002 and Anonymous Cheese in 2006, which was published by the Mississauga Arts Council.
She resides in Toronto, Canada. She has been invited exhibit her work in China this Spring.

Simone Frank

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