Farha Foundation | MASKARADE at Galerie MX

One-of-a-kind images part of Silent Auction for MASKARADE 2011

Montreal, Quebec (February 9, 2011) – The Farha Foundation, Quebec’s leading AIDS fundraising organization, and Galerie MX are pleased to invite you to the photo exhibition benefiting MASKARADE 2011. Known as the most glamorous gala in Montreal, MASKARADE 2011 supports those living with HIV/AIDS. With close to 450 prominent guests, Quebec’s elite will join together to celebrate this year’s theme LIFE, LOVE, HOPE.

More than 20 renowned photographers were invited to submit their interpretation of what LIFE, LOVE, HOPE means through the eyes of their camera lens as it pertains to HIV/AIDS. The featured artists include: Max Abadian, Phil Carpenter, Patrizia Castiglione, Amel Chamandy, Genevieve Charbonneau, Ludwig Ciupka, Monica Colman, David Curleigh, Gilbert Duclos, Ruth Gillson, Natasha Hinojosa, Heidi Hollinger, Chris Hutcheson, Ladislas Kadyszewski, Éric Lajeunesse, Carl Lessard, Marie-Reine Mattera, Sean O’Neill, Geraldo Pace, Keith Race, David J. Romero, Nicolas Ruel, Maddie Stein Sachs, Anthony Turano, Lenka Wicha, Nancie J. Wight, Brian Yperciel and Izabel Zimmer. Originally, the exhibit was scheduled to be hosted at Galerie NuEdge however due to a devastating fire, the event was cancelled. Galerie MX has graciously stepped in and offered their space for the event.

The exhibition will be on display from February 9 to February 16 at Galerie MX. Galerie MX hours are weekdays from 10 AM and 6 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 PM to 6 PM. Photos will also be available for purchase during the Silent Auction at MASKARADE 2011 on February 17. Interested individuals can currently place bids on these photos at Galerie MX.

About the Farha Foundation

The Farha Foundation is Quebec’s leading AIDS fundraising organization, committed to help men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to sensitize the population to the AIDS epidemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $8.3 million to some 76 AIDS organizations throughout Quebec providing care and services (housing, medication, food, palliative care, counseling, homecare, etc.) as well as AIDS prevention and education programs. A volunteer advisory committee screens which organizations the Foundation funds, and then follows up to ensure the funds are being put to the best possible use. See www.farha.qc.ca for more details.

For further information contact:

Catherine Angehrn
Zenergy Communications

Linda Farha
Farha Foundation
Outgoing president and spokesperson




Éric Lajeunesse

Marie-Reine Mattera

Anthony Turano

“Love is”
David J. Romero

Nicolas Ru