The Africa Mercy is a ship full of very talented people. Among these talented people are the ship photographers. For our work to have an impact, we also need to show how we are making an impact visually, which means capturing photos of our patients, training and renovations.
On Saturday, Septeber 24th, we would like to invite those who live in and around Victoria, BC to our FREE event Behind the Faces: Photography Exhibit and Blind Auction which will feature patient portraits taken by various crew photographers, and tell the story that lies behind the face.
There will also be photographs of Africa’s beautiful landscape, taken by Christina Fast, Mercy Ships volunteer and found of Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust (SPECT) half of the sales from Christina’s prints will go to support SPECT.
What is a blind auction?
Unlike a silent auction where you peruse items and write your name down with a bid, the items will be concealed and only an intriguing description will be attached to it. Potential bidders will base their decision off of these descriptions and bid during a live auction! Roshan Vickery, from Kilshaw’s Auction House will be the auctioneer for the evening and reveal the bidders item/s once going once….going twice….sold has been announced.
Hint: Items will range from getaways to various forms of entertainment to dates to music…
There will also be beer and winesold for those over 19+
When: September 24th from 7PM – 10PM
Where: The Bay Center Gallery 636 Fort St. Victoria, B
Why: To raise awareness and support for Mercy Ships Canada’s projects during the 2016-2017 field service in Cotonou, Benin
A big thank you to our sponsors The Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Hoyne and all of the businesses who have donated services and items (who will be properly thanks afterwards) we look forward to the unveiling!GET YOUR FREE TICKET(S) HERE!