Amoryn Engel of the National Post wrote about PIA’s most recent event in May 2010, which raised over $120 000 in support of our 2010 initiatives: “High-fashion denim paired with au courant blousons were all the rage at the recent must-do art fundraiser, 2ARTRAGEOUS, hosted by the very exclusive Partners in Art group to support its 2010 projects in collaboration with MOCCA and OCAD. Held atop the Burroughes Building on Queen West, the vibe was a sassy bohemian dance party that went on much later than the expected 9:30 p.m. PIA outgoing co-chairs Shabin Mohamed and Eleanor Shen led the charge and passed the torch to incoming co-chairs Kathy Houde-Lovas and Barbara Macdonald. Amazing music echoed throughout the warehouse-like space and enthused patrons refused to leave the dance floor. Beautifully painted performance artists filled the space, which inspired others to do some performing of their own! A big shout out to 2ARTRAGEOUS event chairs Mimi Joh and Karen Pilosof. Very edgy par-tay!”
Generous support for the event was provided by lead sponsor First Capital and others, including BMO Financial Group, Aastra Telecom, Rogers, TD Securities, C.A. Delaney Capital Management, Gluskin Sheff, Odgers Berndtson, RP Investment Advisors, St. Joseph Communications and UBS.