Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Canadian Artist A Big Hit Down Under

Cambodian Orphans Reap Benefits From Sold Out Show

CLOYNE, Ont. - December 13, 2010. On November 25th, 2010 Canadian artist Brian Lorimer sells out his latest show at the famous Arthouse Hotel in Sydney Australia with the proceeds benefiting the orphans of Sunrise Children’s Village’s (SCV) in Cambodia.

In January, Brian recorded the adventures of City2Sunrise (C2S), an Australian based group who were embarking on a 14,000km motocross ride through South East Asia to raise funding and awareness for SCV. His wonderful paintings were exhibited at Gallery Artplus in Belleville, Ontario in July before the show traveled to Sydney last month.

Earlier this year, Gallery Artplus director Brant Cowie wrote, “It is an artist's mandate to awaken, to inspire, to educate and to provoke. We know that Brian's work has inspired, we now hope that this exhibition of his most recent works will awaken a love for life beyond our borders.” With the success of this collaboration, borders have fallen uniting three continents in their support for the children of Cambodia.

“I was absolutely thrilled to be a part of this incredible adventure. It’s one of the highlight achievements in my career” says Brian. According to Tom Bender, one of the C2S riders and long time friend, “We are so excited to have Brian as part of the team. The sold out show is testimony to how beautiful the work is and how desirable Brian’s work has become.”

This show concludes the City2Sunrise adventure, raising the total proceeds over $135,000 for the orphans of Sunrise Children’s Villages.

You are invited to view Brian's work by clicking here

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