Presenting Art for Heart 2016
Fifteen curated Polish artists gather to raise money benefiting
Gift from the Heart Foundation and the Polish Museum of America
About Art for Heart
In 2011, Gift from the Heart Foundation (Dar Serca) in partnership with the Polish Museum of America debuted Art for Heart, a weekend-long art fundraiser celebrating Polish and Polish-American artists while benefitting both foundations.
That weekend, the exhibit attracted over 500 guests to the Polish Museum of America to view the artwork of more than a dozen local artists, sample great food and drink, and support the children of Gift from the Heart Foundation. Guests also had the opportunity to view the museum's extensive collection relating to Polish and Polish-American history.
Art for Heart is again proud to present Chicago’s talented Polish and Polish-American artists and share their artwork with the community. This year the event runs from September 19th through 25th with the exciting Opening Night Gala on September 19th!
Opening Night Gala
The Anniversary Opening Night Gala kicks off the show on Saturday, September 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Enjoy wonderful art and an opportunity to meet the artists, passed hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and DJ entertainment. Celebrate our 5th Anniversary with a complimentary champagne toast at 9 p.m.!
Multi-Organizational Networking Evening
Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to expand networks of interesting people from many industries and organizations in the beautiful setting of contemporary art. There will be light appetizers, music, and a cash bar.
Friday, September 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The elegant but comfortable atmosphere of the beautiful art show; combined with great music, light appetizers, and a cash bar; makes a great night on the town for everyone, not just singles!
* Guests attending the Opening Night Gala, get a free admission to one of the remaining events (must show the original ticket at the door).
Please visit the Event Details page for complete schedule and ticket information. All original artwork, as well as less expensive prints, will be available for sale. All profits raised during the event are evenly divided to benefit Gift from the Heart Foundation (50%) and the Polish Museum of America (50%).
Stanisław Brach 200 x Chopin - 2012
Impromptu, porcelain, tracing, 30 cm high
Starting bid $950. Bids can be emailed to Andrzej Pawlowski
Stanisław (Stach) Brach born in Gorlice, Poland earned his doctorate in Fine Arts at The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Since 2010, he has been a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He cultivates the art of sculpture, ceramic art, drawing and painting (www.brach.art.pl).
This piece was donated by Linduce of Harwood Heights, IL, an importer of fine art.
A Very Special Thank You to Krzysztof & Michael Zdeb of Linduce!
Art for Heart is brought to you by
Gift from the Heart Foundation, or Dar Serca, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps children with disabilities receive the medical treatment that they urgently need. The Foundation brings seriously ill and disabled children from European countries to the US and helps them receive high-quality medical care and treatments that are unattainable in their home countries. Over the past 20 years, Gift from the Heart Foundation has helped several hundred children receive modern medical treatments from the highest-quality clinics in the United States.
The Polish Museum of America is one of the oldest and largest ethnic museums in the United States. It offers visitors a wide range of exhibits, resources and activities related to Polish history, culture and heritage, as well as Polish-American history. The museum's all-inclusive exhibits and cultural events are both educational and entertaining while supporting the entire community. The library and extensive archives have rendered invaluable services to historians, researchers, students and genealogists.