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Image: Several works by the late Gerald Trottier.

Family of renowned Ottawa-born artist Gerald Trottier is releasing works from private collection to benefit Alzheimer’s Society—10.05.19 at St. Basil’s Church

By Bill Staubi on October 1, 2019

Internationally famous Ottawa artist Gerald Trottier passed in 2004. But just as his work continues to grace museum, corporate, public, and private collections, so too does his memory live on in his daughter Denise’s efforts to raise funds to combat the Alzheimer’s disease her dad suffered.

Denise is partnering with local photographer Mark Schacter, glass artist Carol Anderson, and baking powerhouse Shereen Miller to put together Art and Tarts this Saturday, October 5th, from 1pm to 4:30pm at St Basil’s Church 899 Maitland Avenue. The proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society that serves Ottawa.

Several of the Gerald Trottier artworks for sale. Photo: Bill Staubi.

In an unforgettable act of generosity, Denise is releasing some of Gerald’s work from the family’s private collection, at prices below their assessed value, so that people can have his work in their home. Mark Schacter is donating some of his inspiring fine art photography and Carol Anderson is providing a selection of her stained glass work that is truly memorable—and priced to taken home.

Denise, Shereen, and a crew of volunteers have been burning the midnight oil to prepare cakes, cookies, breads, and other treats to enjoy over a cup of tea or carry home. Something for everybody, and all of this while listening to the relaxing guitar of John Charette.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia touch the lives of so many people. Art and Tarts affords an opportunity to bring home a treat or treasure as a reward for helping support the fight for a cure. Come and help make a difference!

Art and Tarts will take place on Saturday October 5th at St. Basil’s Catholic Church (899 Maitland Avenue) from 1pm to 4:30pm. The building is fully accessible and has free onsite parking. Admission is free. Cash, debit and credit accepted for the purchase of artworks and homemade desserts.