Join the Barrie community for an evening of inspiration, art, and hope at the “Colours of Courage” Art Exhibition on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Bloom Bistro, Ferndale Drive South, Barrie, ON. This special event features the awe-inspiring works of Alexandra Gronfors, a stage 4 cancer survivor and an award-winning artist renowned for her vibrant and emotive art.

The Journey of Alexandra Gronfors

Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Alexandra has always been a beacon of creativity and resilience. As a teacher turned full-time artist, her journey through stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer was nothing short of heroic. Painting her way through chemotherapy, Alexandra shared her journey, inspiring countless individuals with her bold, vibrant colors and high-contrast backgrounds. Each piece is a testament to her positive outlook and bright imagination, drawing inspiration from people, landscapes, and the natural world.

A Collaboration of Hope and Strength

The evening promises not just an art exhibit and sale but a profound story of survival and resilience. In collaboration with GOLTIKLI, a local family-run business from Innisfil, Alexandra will unveil “SHADOW – THE LION,” a powerful limited edition candle collection symbolizing hope and strength. This unique collaboration between art and artisanal craft illuminates stories of survival, resilience, and the power of community support.

Supporting a Noble Cause

Event highlights include a chance to meet Alexandra Gronfors, enjoy the art exhibit and sale, the exclusive candle release, a silent auction, and delicious food and beverages available for purchase. A significant portion of the proceeds, including 25% of art and candle sales and all proceeds from the silent auction, will benefit the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, supporting cancer research and patient care in our community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate creativity, courage, and community spirit. Let’s come together to support a noble cause while experiencing the transformative power of art and hope at the “Colours of Courage” Art Exhibition.

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