Art auction helps heal the healer

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A cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and the fear of what lies ahead is made worse feeling that you are alone on the journey.
That’s why a group of area artists decided to organize an art auction for Christine MacLean, a psychotherapist who has made a career out of being there for people needing help.
After living in the area for almost twenty years, Christine and her artist husband Kevin MacLean recently moved to Halifax to realize their dream of living by the ocean. That dream turned dark with Christine’s diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer.
“It’s a really serious diagnosis,” said Creemore artist Sue Miller, “but there are promising therapies in the US and Europe. This is our chance to support someone who has made helping others her life’s work. We can’t raise all the money they need, but we can send a message that they aren’t alone and that we are keeping them in our thoughts.”
Some 40 area artists have contributed to an online art auction to be held Nov. 18-29.
With over 50 pieces, and opening bids set as low as $35, there’s sure to be a piece to suit all tastes and budgets. During the auction period, the work will be displayed at the Tremont Hall Gallery, 80 Simcoe St., Collingwood. Bidding opens at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18, and will close at 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 29.
The art on auction can be viewed at
For more information, contact or 705-705-727-6161.
People wishing to contribute instead of or in addition to taking part in the auction can do so at

– Submitted by Sue Miller

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