Artgems, Mental Health and Musicality

Support a Great Cause

Art Gems Live & Silent Auction supports Creative Works Studio, a community based program that offers healing and recovery through the arts for those living with severe and persistent mental illness. I am asking everyone I know to please purchase at least one ticket and to ask a friend to purchase one too (because you’ll want to have someone to schmooze with at the party on April 26, 2011 at Berkley Church 315 Queen Street East, Toronto). The goal this year is only 200 tickets, so every single one is important. Get your tickets and find out more here.


ViolinTalented  Musicians

I watched an episode of American Idol a couple of weeks ago, which I rarely do, and it occurred to me that we all know musicians who may not be setting their sites on becoming all idol-like, but who are genuine, engaging and immensely talented nonetheless. I just wanted to give a nod to three talented female musicians you may not know about but may want to check out – listen at the link!

Fliss Inde pop, rock; so we’re actually related, but I’ll bet she’s not sure how!

Alyssa Wright Cellist; who I met when she performed a backyard concert with one of my contacts (Artist’s Garden), several years ago.

Isabel Fryzsberg One of the Sisters of Sheynville (vocal group of the year 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards) (Yiddish swing and klezmer), whose full-time gig is Program Manager, Creative Works Studio.

Yep, eclectic taste in music!