Coverage of the VIP Opening Exhibition of the Important Painting Exhibition Tour by Canadian and International Artist Painter Antoine Gaber during the Breast Cancer Fundraising Event in México.


From left to right: The Honorary Consul of Canada in Cancun, Daniel Lavoie, Antoine Gaber, Prof. Matty Roca, Edmundo Fernández, spouse of The Hounorable Mrs. Addy Joaquín Coldwell, Senator of the Republic of México, for the State of Quintana Roo, also Secretary of the Tourism Commission for the Senate including the Commission of Culture and Education for México, and Consul of Italy Don Augusto Pastachini.

“Coverage of the VIP Opening”

Live coverage, July 23, 2004

Courtesy of Televisa© 2004

Duration: 25:31 minutes



Coverage of Antoine Gaber artist painter during the Press Conference of July 19, 2004


Prof. Matty Roca Opening speech and Angelina Herrera interpreter and representative of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, in Florence, Italy.

Prof. Matty Roca ” It is the first time that I have the opportunity to introduce an artist that is a philanthropist and as well a scientist with multiple interests. He has the ability to combine all his goals successfully through his career in clinical research, always guided by his passion for the people who suffer from cancer. He is an example, of dedication, and commitment for everything he plans and executes, which without any doubt is his trademark of his immense success.”


Magdalena Hidalgo, poem reading
Arthur Rimbaud
Ese poema con una pintura estilo MonetLa música antes que todo sea y el impar vago para ello busca, el Impar libre por el espacio, sin que lo manche cosa alguna. No es necesario que tus palabras con minuciosa propiedad luzcan: son aún más gratos los versos grises que a lo Indeciso lo Exacto juntan; son ojos grandes detrás de los velos, son temblorosos soles que alumbran, son un cielo de otoño tibio, azul enjambre de estrellas puras. Así buscamos el matiz débil, ¡siempre matices! ¡el color nunca! ¡Oh, el matiz sólo desposar logra sueñas con sueños y alma con música ¡Música, empero, música siempre! Sea tu canto cosa que suba desde tu alma que de otros cielos y otros amores camina en busca. Tu canto sea la profecía que va extendiendo la brisa húmeda, por la mañana sobre los campos… Y el resto es todo literatura.

Daniel Lavoie, Honorary Consul of Canada in Cancun opening speech with Prof. Matty Roca and Antoine Gaber.

Daniel Lavoie, Honorary Consul of Canada in Cancun : ” The paintings of Antoine Gaber reflect a contemplative spirit. With his handling of the colors and a palette that fully identifies with the impressionists, the artist captures soft landscapes, flowers, ponds and brooks that seem like ideal places drawn from a personal phenomenological world. He invites us to spy on his chromatic intimacy through the observation of his marines and the countryside at different seasons. As Chopin’s music, Gaber’s art calms down our soul – without a doubt, a great virtue in current times.”

“It is a great honor for the Canadian Embassy to present this outstanding painter in Cancún in the framework of the celebrations of 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Canada and Mexico, as a testimony of the close ties that exist between both countries in the matter of cooperation to promote art and culture”


Antoine Gaber Opening Speech

Sr. Edmundo Fernández, on behalf of the Honorable Senator Joaquin, Mr. Daniel Lavoie, Consul of Canada,
Mrs. Lynette Belt, Consul of USA, Mr. Augusto Pastaccini , Consul of Italy , Dr. Orlando Silva, Director of the Second Intramerican Breast Cancer Meeting, Prof. Matty Roca, Historian and Art Critic, Distinguished guests;

It is an honor to attend tonight the VIP opening of the start of a 7 month Antoine Gaber Art Exhibition Tour under the theme ” Passion for Life”, in support of the fight against breast cancer to benefit the women of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. First I would like to acknowledge that without the outstanding support through the Patronage of the Senator Joaquin, the support of the Honorary Members, and Prof Roca, this event would have not been possible.

I am also grateful for the collaboration of the officials from the Government of Mexico, Canada and US for facilitating such an important event in support of the women of the State of Quintana Roo.

I would particularly like to acknowledge the kind support of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, the Honorable Bill Graham and his wife for personally assisting me in resolving some issues during the planning process of this event.

It is rewarding to realize that all of us, gathered here tonight are joining forces for the same cause, the fight against breast cancer. I am sure that all of us know or have lost a family member, friend, or relative from this terrible disease. Unfortunatly, 1 women out of 9 is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection and advances in clinical research are 2 important factors to improve patient survival and quality of life in the fight against this disease.

As too many women in Mexico die because of late detection, it becomes of upmost importance that women of Mexico are even more sensitized to the importance of regular self breast examination. It is all, our responsibility to ensure that education about the disease continues and spreads across the Country, and with the help of better communication channels such as the media, and such fundraising events, we will reach our goal and be able to save lives.

I am pleased to announce that the funds raised will ge given to the Grupo Desafio de Quintana Roo, A.C. representing in this State the Associasion Mexicanna de Lucha contra el Cancer A.C. The theme of the Antoine Gaber Art Exhibition Tour in Mexico is about “Passion for Life”. It is all about the passion for the people and the passion of the arts. This fundraising exhibition tour is an opportunity for all the Americas to join throught the exchange of culture and the arts to fight a common cause, Breast Cancer.

I would like to conclude by thanking all of you for your presence tonight, at the Antoine Gaber Art Exhibition Tour, VIP Opening and hope that together, united for the same cause, we will one day soon, cure this terrible disease.