Les impatients, which provides services to people with mental health problems, will be holding an online auction starting Friday as a fundraising event.
This auction exhibition, entitled Talk to me about love, brings together 330 works of art that will be on sale until October 29 on the site impatient.ca. These works come from renowned visual artists and donations from private collections.
We find works by the trio BGL, Raphaëlle de Groot, Marie-Claire Blais, Marc Séguin, Rita Assouline, Dominique Pétrin, Kittie Bruneau, Claude Tousignant and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
This auction exhibition, which was scheduled to take place in March, has been postponed due to the pandemic.
The funds raised will allow Les Impatients to continue to offer free, every week and in 17 places in Quebec, creative workshops to more than 850 people with mental health problems.
These workshops range from drawing to painting, from music to theater and from dance to comics.
A recent study, according to the Director General, Frédéric Palardy, showed that 87% of people who attend creative workshops have noticed an improvement in their health and that 66% go to hospitals less.
Data which proves that Impatients have their reason for being and that art is good.
“In recent months, we have seen the importance of being concerned about mental health. We have all been exposed to its fragility. The exhibition Talk to me about love is a great opportunity to unite around a collective issue, but also to take concrete action on the people around us, to value them and to recognize them, ”he said.
Currently closed, the workshops will resume gradually during the fall in compliance with health measures.
The auction exhibition Talk to me about love kicks off on Friday at 8 a.m. and ends on October 29 at 8 p.m. People will be able to make their donations on the virtual auction platform. It is also possible to visit it by appointment. The seats are limited. Details are online at impatient.ca.