Antoine Gaber – Canadian Contemporary Film Producer, Artist Photographer and Impressionist Painter – Artist Bio – 2004
In 2004, Gaber celebrated his 10th Anniversary of his artistic career. As a special recognition, from his Florence Biennale fellow artist, sculptor Martin Abspoel (Netherlands) created a bronze portrait of Gaber.
In January 2004 Gaber was invited by Professor Matty Roca to exhibit his art work in México. Gaber accepted the invitation to exhibit and used this seven(7) month art exhibition tour as an opportunity to fundraise in support of breast cancer research to help the patients with breast cancer of the State of Quintana Roo, México.
Gaber Art Exhibition Tour in Mexico has received overwhelming support from several governmental authorities, as it not only fosters an exchange of culture through the arts among the American Countries (Mexico, Canada, and USA), but also supports fundraising for an important cause to fight breast cancer, and particularly for the people of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Some of the important government officials supporting Gaber’s Exhibition Tour included the Senator of the Republic of Mexico, for the State of Quintana Roo, also Secretary of the Tourism Commission for the Senate including the Commission of Culture and Education for Mexico, the Honorary Consul of Canada, and the U.S. Consular Agent in Cancún.
Mr. Daniel Lavoie, Honorary Consul of Canada in Cancún with Professor Matty Roca and Antoine Gaber
Mrs. Lynnette Belt, U.S. Consular Agent in Cancún, with artist Antoine Gaber
The Hounorable Mrs. Addy Joaquín Coldwell, Senator of the Republic of Mexico, for the State of Quintana Roo, also Secretary of the Tourism Commission for the Senate including the Commission of Culture and Education for Mexico
In April 2004, during his preparatory activities for the art exhibition tour in México, Gaber was interviewed by two(2) Mexican National and State Television stations. One of the interviews was also broadcasted on the US Latin Channel, Miami, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, representing Gaber’s premiere in South America.
As a Premiere exhibition of his Tour, Gaber worked in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to inaugurate his first private showing during the Second Intramerican Breast Cancer Conference held in Cancún. Over 350 breast cancer specialists from Mexico, USA and Canada, attended this important scientific meeting, which featured presentations from over 28 international guest speakers Faculty Members from several Countries (Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, México, Spain, and USA).
This fundraising event has been an opportunity for all the Americas to join through the exchange of culture and the arts to fight a common cause: breast cancer.
Antoine Gaber with some of the International Breast Cancer Guest Speakers Faculty Members during his Private Art Exhibition Tour during the Second Intramerican Breast Cancer Conference in Cancún.
Only a few of the Faculty members are listed below: Prof. Jacques Bonneterre (Lille, France), Prof. Stefan Glück (Miami, US), (Prof. Gabriel Hortobagyi (Houston, Texas, US), Prof. Orlando Silva (Miami, US), Dr. Martine Piccart (Brussels, Belgium), Dr. Kathleen Pritchard (Toronto, Canada), Dr. Shou-Ching Tang (Miami, US).
As his premiere in Latin America, several factors contributed to Gaber’s significant success with the Media:
- The patronage of the Hounorable Addy Joaquín Coldwell, Senator of the Republic of Mexico, for the State of Quintana Roo, the support from Government officials of Canada , USA, Italy and Professor Matty Roca,
- Gaber’s history as a Cancer Researcher, Artist and Philanthropist, intrigued the media with this unique combination,
- The artist passion for the people and for the arts.
The Honourable Mrs. Addy Joaquín Coldwell, Senator of the Republic of Mexico, for the State of Quintana Roo, also Secretary of the Tourism Commission for the Senate including the Commission of Culture and Education for Mexico with Antoine Gaber.
In September 2004, one of Antoine Gaber’s paintings was officially inaugurated with the presence of several regional officials and the Artist during the opening ceremony of one of the new renovated Cancer Center in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Having Gaber’s painting exhibited in the Cancer treatment clinic benefited cancer patients by providing them a peaceful environment during their chemotherapy treatment. Gaber’s newest initiative supports the Artist continuous efforts to help patients with and through his art.”
Indeed, Antoine Gaber strives to heal and soothe the viewer with his art (art healing), because absorbing beauty is the first step in any healing of the body and spirit. Through PASSION FOR LIFE International Program, Gaber contributes to the artist’s mission: putting his talent to work for a good cause in an ongoing concern for harmony and communion with people and nature.
As his talent deepens and matures, Antoine ceaselessly strives to enrich his understanding and expression of theworld around him. An increasing presence on the world’s artistic stage is indicative of the piercing vision that guides and shapes Gaber’s ever-evolving oeuvre.