Shine 3 @ Silverline

April 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

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For all those who love spring and parties here’s an event worth checking out. Shine 3 is a fundraising shindig that occurs during Toronto’s Contact Photo Festival.

In case you don’t know much about the event here’s a description I plagiarized from the Facebook page:

Silverline Studios in association with Sheridan’s Bachelor of Photography program presents SHINE 3, a benefit to fund the Gian Carlo Drueco Award for Excellence in Photography.

Last year we lost a bright and promising photographic talent far too early to cancer. Diagnosed in April of 2012, Gian immediately underwent surgery followed by chemotherapy to try and keep the disease at bay. The following May, many of Gian’s friends and colleagues banded together under the banner SHINE 2 to stage a benefit photographic silent auction in support of Gian and his partner Michelle. Both free-lancers, and without the benefits of supplemental insurance, this support helped with their living expenses while fighting Gian’s cancer. Tragically, and much sooner than anyone expected, Gian lost his fight in July .

In his memory, Silverline Studios, Sheridan College and Gian’s partner Michelle Repasky have come together this year to organize SHINE 3, a celebration of Gian’s life and work. Meant to conicide with the CONTACT Photograhy Festival, this event will showcase Gian’s own images as well as staging a silent auction featuring established and emerging photographic talents from Toronto and abroad. Funds raised will all go towards establishing a permanent award for graduating year students at Sheridan who have demonstrated creativity and excellence in their photography.

The event will be held Thursday May 16, 2013 starting at 8pm. Admission is free with a door donation strongly encouraged. Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the evening. This will be an “open invitation” event for anyone who cares to attend, but an RSVP will be required for entry.

For more information please call 416-504-7937 or email

To visit the Facebook page click here.



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