Art With Heart AUCTION 10 at the AGO (317 Dundas West), Monday (October 27), reception 5:30 pm, auction 7 pm. $100. 416-962-4040 ext 231. Free public preview at First Canadian Place Gallery (1 First Canadian Place) to Sunday (October 26). Rating: NNNNN
Last but furthest from least, the 10th instalment of Art With Heart, the annual art fundraiser for the HIV/AIDS hospice program at Casey House, is scheduled for Monday evening. People can view the work at First Canadian Place until Sunday and, though auctions tend to be mixed bags in terms of quality, there is a lot of top-tier work amidst the 78 lots.
Lot 3 by Stephen Andrews is a tender crayon-rendered depiction of wartime strife; lot 11 by Toni Hafkenscheid is a crisp photo of a model orange Beetle sitting in a model driveway in a model town; lot 12 by Eldon Garnet is a terrifying macro photo of a swarm of ladybugs; lots 31-40 - the emerging artists - are strong almost without exception. There's a lot to like here.