Raise Awareness

Antoine Gaber, Canadian artist, cancer researcher, and founder of the Passion for Life Program, amongst other things organizes art exhibitions around the world. International artists contribute to the Program by exhibiting their artworks in prestigious locations with the aim of both fundraising for cancer research, raise awareness and prevention of the disease. In every Country where exhibitions take place, collateral events are organized and funds raised are given to the local charities related to cancer.

Today, PASSION FOR LIFE is an International Program that has earned the support of many personalities from the arts, scientific communities, and as well as many dignitaries in several Countries.

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Mexico

Mexico

In April 2017, the Senator Luz María Beristain Navarrete and Art Critic Prof. Matty Roca invited Gaber, to have an International Solo Exhibition of his recent artworks at the prestigious Senate of the Republic of Mexico, in Mexico City.

Under Gaber’s International Program Passion for Life, Gaber’s Art was used to fundraise for the benefit CIMAB Foundation in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Gaber partnered with CIMAB as their vision and mission were aligned with his Passion for Life International program values.

Berta Taracena, famous Mexican Historian and Art Critic, honored Gaber to become the first Canadian Artist ever, to join the prestigious artist group of the “MIRADA COLOSAL”. Gaber was inducted into the prestigious Artists group at the Senate in Mexico City for his universal vision of the arts, while also supporting important social causes.  

Gaber met and worked closely with the famous artist and muralist painter Rina Lazo. She was very taken by Gaber’s International Exhibition and felt that art and artists today have become too commercialized and no longer committed to social causes and became very fond of Gaber as an artist, but also because of his support of several other important social causes.

In 2004, 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.

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 official opening ceremony of the Antoine Gaber, “ PASSION FOR LIFE “, International Solo Art Exhibition Mexico 2017, at the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, México City, México.

Senator Luz María Beristain Navarrete

Senator Luz María Beristain Navarrete with Antoine Gaber, during the official opening ceremony of the “Passion for Life”, International Solo Art Exhibition Mexico 2017, at the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

During the Senate inauguration speeches, the most famous Historian, cultural researcher and Art Critic from Mexico Prof. Berta Taracena made the official announcement, inviting Antoine Gaber to become the first Canadian Artists ever, to join the prestigious artist group of the “MIRADA COLOSAL”.

Berta Taracena

Famous Mexican Historian and Art Critic, honored Gaber to become the first Canadian Artist ever, to join the prestigious artist group of the “MIRADA COLOSAL”. Gaber was inducted into the prestigious Artists group at the Senate in Mexico City for his universal vision of the arts, while also supporting important social causes.

Antoine Gaber with the Famous famous artist and muralist painter Rina Lazo  during the opening of the Antoine Gaber, “ PASSION FOR LIFE “, International Solo Art Exhibition Mexico 2017, at the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, México City, México.

Rina Lazo

Famous artist and muralist painter collaborator of Diego Rivera, one of the most visible figures in Mexican muralism with Antoine Gaber

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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.

The Honorary Consul of Canada, Daniel Lavoie, in Cancún, the historian, art critic from México Prof. Matty Roca, and Antoine Gaber during his solo Exhibition Passion for Life in Cancun, Mexico.

Mr. Daniel Lavoie

Honorary Consul of Canada in Cancún with Professor Matty Roca and Antoine Gaber.

The U.S. Consular Agent, Mrs. Lynnette Belt, in Cancún, and Antoine Gaber during his solo Exhibition Passion for Life in Cancun, Mexico.

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U.S. Consular Agent in Cancún with Antoine Gaber.

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Elina E. Coral Castilla

Director of the Institute of Culture of the State of Quintanna Roo, Chetumal

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Sr. Fernando Espinosa de los Reyes

President of the “Fundación Oasis”

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Francisco Alor Quezada

Municipal President of the Benito Juárez Region

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Matty Roca

President of Municipal Counsel for the Cultures and Arts for the Benito Juárez Region

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Sra. Narcedalia Martín de González

President DIF, Quintana Roo

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Lic. Cora Amalia Castilla Madrid

Municipal President of the Region of Othon P. Blanco

The Representative and Secretary of the Governor of State of Quintana Roo presented to impressionist painter and cancer researcher, Antoine Gaber, a recognition for his cultural contribution and dedication in promoting the arts while supporting cancer awareness in the State of Quintana Roo.

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The Representative and Secretary of the Governor of State of Quintana Roo presented to impressionist painter and cancer researcher, Antoine Gaber, a recognition for his cultural contribution and dedication in promoting the arts while supporting cancer awareness in the State of Quintana Roo.

Italy

Italy

Gaber’s first fundraising initiative to be held in Europe, during the Sanremo Flower Festival. Gaber’s “Passion for life” first fundraising initiative in Europe, was well covered by the media while supported by Italian Government officials, such as the Vice Minister of Agriculture of Italy and Assessor of Agriculture from the Liguria Region.

Some of the Foreign Government representatives, such as Honorary Consul of México in Florence, and the Superintendent of the Cultural Heritage from the Cabinet of the President of the Legislative Assembly, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, especially recognised Gaber artwork and fundraising initiative and program “Passion for Life “.

Some of the Italian and Foreign Government representatives, such as President of the Health Commission and Social Politics of Florence, the Ambassador of Mexico in Italy, and Honorary Consul of México in Florence, especially recognized Gaber artwork and fundraising initiative and program “Passion for Life “.

Gaber was invited to meet some of the famous art critics and Historian of Florence to discuss his art and PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising program in support of cancer research. Gaber had the support of several Museum directors such as Gregorio Luke Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California, Rosa Tejada, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stefano Francolini, Art Historian and Critic, Direttore settore restauro Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze, Prof. Matty Roca, Critic, art Historian (Mexico), and also a Member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA).

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Piero Gilardino

Assessor of Agriculture from the Liguria Region with Antoine Gaber during the Sanremo Flower Festival.

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Honorable Teresio Delfino

Vice Minister of Agriculture of Italy with Antoine Gaber during the Sanremo Flower Festival.

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Susanna Agostini

President of the Health Commission and Social Politics of Florence with Antoine Gaber during his private visit of the very exclusive section of the Palazzo Vecchio Museum in Florence. Gaber received a special gift as a token of appreciation from the President for his contribution to the children of Florence.

Hon. Dr. Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani, Art Critic and Superintendent of the Cultural Heritage of the Cabinet of the President of the Legislative Assembly, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Hon. Dr. Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani

Art Critic and Superintendent of the Cultural Heritage of the Cabinet of the President of the Legislative Assembly, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Artist Antoine Gaber.

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Hon. Cosimo Di Nocera

Honorary Consul of México in Florence, Hon. Cosimo Di Nocera, Sra. Angelina Herrera from the Biennale with Artist Antoine Gaber.

The Ambassador, and the Consul General of Mexico in Italy and Florence with Artist Antoine Gaber

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Ambassador of Mexico, and Honorary Consul of México in Florence, Hon. Cosimo Di Nocera, with Artist Antoine Gaber with his Florence Biennale recognition award”, for his humanitarian effort professed in the fight against cancer.

Stefano Francolini, Art Historian and Critic, Direttore settore restauro Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence, Italy, with impressionist artist painter Antoine Gaber.

Dott. Prof. Stefano Francolini

Dott. Prof. Stefano Francolini famous Art Critic and Historian, Director of the Restoration Department at the Opificio delle Pietre dure in Florence with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Prof. Matty Roca, Critic, art Historian (Mexico), and also Member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA), Prof. Pasquale Celona, President of the Florence Biennale with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Prof. Matty Roca

Art Historian (Mexico), and also Member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA), Prof. Pasquale Celona, President of the Florence Biennale with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Gregorio Luke Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Gregorio Luke

Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California, Curator and Art Critic with Artist Antoine Gaber.

Prof. Giampaolo Trotta, Art Critic, Exhibition curator, Florence, Italy, with impressionist artist painter Antoine Gaber.

Prof. Giampaolo Trotta

Art Critic, exhibition curator, Florence, Italy, with impressionist artist painter Antoine Gaber.

Antoine Gaber with Alessandro Masti famous Radio broadcaster for Radio Toscana Network and master of ceremonies for the evening Gala Opening event of

Alessandro Masti

Famous Radio broadcaster for Radio Toscana Network and MC for the evening Gala Opening event of Passion for Life with Antoine Gaber.

Alessandro Benedetti, Secretary of the Fondazione Meyer with Antoine Gaber, during his “Passion for Life”, Solo Exhibition at the Grand Hotel Baglioni in Florence, Italy.

Alessandro Benedetti

Secretary of the Fondazione Meyer with Antoine Gaber.

Antoine Gaber with Marco Paoletti, Head of External Affairs of Locman corporation, makers of the prestigious watches, also major Sponsor of the

Marco Paoletti

Head of External Affairs of Locman corporation, makers of the prestigious watches, also major Sponsor of the Passion for Life Program in Florence with Antoine Gaber.

Directors of the Florence Dance Festival, renowned Prima Ballerina Etoile dancer Marga Nativo and well-known choreographer Keith Ferrone at the Villa Medicea della Petraia during the rehearsal of the very specially created choreography incorporating Gaber Fashion line.

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Directors of the Florence Dance Festival, renowned Prima Ballerina Etoile dancer Marga Nativo and well-known choreographer Keith Ferrone at the Villa Medicea della Petraia during the rehearsal of the very specially created choreography incorporating Gaber Fashion line.

Canada

Canada

In October 2018, Passion for life, International Art Exhibition was held at the Historic Distillery District in Toronto, Ontario Canada in support of the Breast Cancer Society o Canada. Supporting the event, the Premier of the Province of Ontario Hon. Doug Ford and the Mayor of the city of Toronto His Worship John Tory.

In September 2015, during the 10th Annual COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival, the Passion for Life, International Art Exhibition, fundraised for cancer Research to benefit the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. The exhibition was held at the exclusive Rotunda Metro Hall, and The St. Lawrence Centre for The Arts, in Toronto, Ontario.

Gaber in addition to exhibit his personal artwork, was also the Art Director / Curator for the event sponsored by the Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto. With the support of The Premier of the Province of Ontario, Ms. Kathleen Wynne, and the Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon.,Stephen Harper.

In April 2003, under the patronage of the Honourable Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, Canadian Impressionist Artist Painter Antoine Gaber, supported the Canadian Liver Foundation with a unique fundraising strategy to benefit the residents of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada. The Artist dedicates an important percentage of the sales of his paintings from his Art Exhibition to the New Brunswick Region of the Canadian Liver Foundation.

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Premier of the Province of Ontario

Hon. Mr. Doug Ford

Supporting the event, the Premier of the Province of Ontario Honourable Doug Ford

His Worship John Tory
Mayor of the city of Toronto

His Worship John Tory

Supporting the event, the Mayor of the city of Toronto His Worship John Tory

The Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon.,Stephen Harper

The Rt. Hon.,Stephen Harper

Supporting the event, the Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon.,Stephen Harper

The Premier of the Province of Ontario, Ms. Kathleen Wynne

Hon. Ms. Kathleen Wynne

Supporting the event, the Premier of the Province of Ontario, Hon. Ms. Kathleen Wynne

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Honourable Marilyn Trenholme Counsell

Canadian Senator, appointed to the Senate in 2003 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, and sat as a member of the Liberal caucus. Photo with Antoine Gaber (2006).

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Her Worship Shirley McAlary

Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Saint John, NB, Shirley McAlary with Artist Antoine Gaber (2003).

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Dr. Kathleen I. Pritchard, MD, F. R.C.P.(C)

Head, Clinical Trials & Epidemiology, Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

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Dr. Jean Latreille MD, F.R.C.P.(C)

Oncology program director, Charles LeMoyne Hospital. Associate Professor of Medicine, Sherbrooke University.

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Dr. Karen Gelmon MD, F.R.C.P.(C)

Clinical Professor Medicine, University of British Columbia. Head, British Columbia Cancer Agency Breast Tumour Group.

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Baroness Maud Julier von Badenthal, B.A.,

President, COSMOLANE

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Monaco

In June 2008 Antoine Gaber PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising Art Exhibition event was launched in Monte-Carlo in support of the Groupement des Entreprises Monégasques (GEMLUC) dans la Lutte contre le cancer, whose Honorary President is H.R.H Princess Caroline de Hanover

Some of the PASSION FOR LIFE artists attended the event along with several personalities.

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Dr. Beatrice Brych

Antoine Gaber and Dr. Beatrice Brych, President of GEMLUC.

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Michele Cucuzza

Michele Cucuzza, RAI uno Television anchor with Antoine Gaber.

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H.R.H Princess Caroline of Hanover

Honorary President is H.R.H Princess Caroline of Hanover.

Antoine Gaber, with Artist Betty Jonker and Princess Camilla Di Borbone

H.R.H Princess Camilla di Borbone of Two Sicilies

H.R.H Princess Camilla Di Borbone of Two Sicilies and Antoine Gaber

France

France

The PASSION FOR LIFE group exhibition was under the patronage of Mrs. Franckie Tacque President of the “Fédération des Salons Historiques du Grand Palais”, Mrs. Christine Albanel, Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr. Yves Saint-Geours, President of l’Etablissement Public du Grand Palais des Champs Elysées, City of Paris.

Passion for life was invited in Paris, under the banner of the prestigious Société des Artistes Indépendants. Following the invitation of the President of the Society, Mrs. Franckie Tacque, and her Board of Directors, 15 International recognized Passion for Life Artists exhibited their art for a humanitarian cause: the fight against cancer. Some of the PASSION FOR LIFE artists attended the event along with several personalities. The Director of the Florence Biennale, Prof Piero Celona and the General Coordinator of Events, Angelina Herrera, made a special visit from Florence Italy to Paris, in support of the “Passion for Life” exhibition at the Grand Palais and visited all the participating artists.

The Famous Internationally renowned French artist singer, dancer and actress Nicole Croisille, supported International renowned Impressionist painter Antoine Gaber for his art and became the Ambassador for his “Passion for Life” program for the French Culture around the world. Mme Croisille joined Antoine Gaber and Mrs. Franckie Tacque, President of the “Fédération des Salons Historiques du Grand Palais” at the ” Passion for Life ” section for photos ops and media interviews during the art exhibition on November 30th 2008 at the Grand Palais.

The renowned French actor M. Stéphane Henon who plays on the French TV network France 3, in the television series “Plus Belle la Vie” in his role of Jean-Paul Boher, is now supporting International renowned Impressionist painter Antoine Gaber for his artwork and also his cause for the fight against cancer.

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Mrs. Christine Albanel

Minister of Culture and Communication.

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Mrs. Franckie Tacque

President of the “Fédération des Salons Historiques du Grand Palais” with Antoine Gaber.

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Prof Piero Celona

Director of the Florence Biennale with Artist Painter and cancer researcher Antoine Gaber.

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Nicole Croisille

Internationally renowned French artist singer, dancer and actress Nicole Croisille with impressionist painter Antoine Gaber during the filming of the video reportage.

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M. Stéphane Henon

Renowned French actor M. Stéphane Henon with Antoine Gaber at the Passion for Life Gala Dinner.

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Mrs. Desiree Bombana

Impressionist Artist Painter Antoine Gaber with one of our Sponsor Fondazione Franco Bombana, Mrs. Desiree Bombana, President, Mr. Marco Montesano, Vice-President and Artist Mary Brilli.

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Mr Osama Khalil

Director of Espace le Scribe l’Harmattan (sponsor) with Antoine Gaber.

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USA

Supporting by their stage presence Antoine Gaber’s lecture were Hollywood actress Anne Archer, the President of the Biennale, Pasquale Celona, the Director of the Biennale, Piero Celona. Antoine Gaber presentation and update about his Program Passion for Life during the collateral events held at the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence, Italy 2007.

As a token of Gaber’s appreciation of Hollywood actress Anne Archer, and on behalf of all the participating “Passion for Life” Artists, Gaber presented as a gift to Anne Archer, his Passion for Life art book and one of his most favorite fashion line Passion for Life silk Shawl.

In 2007 Gaber was in Florida, USA to film a short educational biography segment for US Public TV Network.
The introduction of the Antoine Gaber short educational documentary biography was done by the host of “The National Report Series”, the well-known US TV news anchor, Hugh Downs. The short educational documentary biography segments were used as interstitial programming airing as a stand-alone segments in between major programs on Public TV (349 stations across USA). Gaber”s segment was aired during fall of 2007 in several States across the USA on several US important TV networks .

In 2006 a PASSION FOR LIFE exclusive fundraising Gala Dinner for the Department of Hemato-Oncology, Meyer Pediatric Hospital was held at the Palazzo Budini Gattai in Florence under the patronage of City of Florence, during the 15th Congress of European Association for psychotherapy.

Antoine Gaber had the opportunity to meet during the exclusive inauguration of the Fundraising Gala Dinner with Patch Adams the physician who brought in the Hospitals, Humor Therapy for his patients (Robin Williams interpreted the role of Patch Adams in the Hollywood 1998 Movie).

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Anne Archer

Gaber presented a gift to Hollywood actress Anne Archer his Passion for Life art book and one of his most favorite fashion line Passion for Life silk Shawl.

PASSION FOR LIFE fundraising official inauguration exclusive Gala Dinner with Antoine Gaber and Patch Adams

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Antoine Gaber during the exclusive inauguration of the PASSION FOR LIFE Fundraising Gala Dinner with Patch Adams, at the Palazzo Budini Gattai.

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Mr. Hugh Downs

Host of “The National Report Series”. Also one of the most familiar American television figures in the history of the medium was the host of ABC News’ 20/20, the prime-time weekly News magazine program, for over 20 years.