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Doctor turned artist raises money for charity

BY Leonie Leivenzon | 16-Oct-2015
Contemporary artist Leonie Leivenzon is opening her home and studio as a gallery to the public for two very worthy causes. Come along for the chance to win $180 to go to the purchase of any of Leonie's art! @artbyleoniel
Address: 5 Powderham Rd North Caulfield
Date: 19 - 22 November 2015
Time: Opening night Thursday 19 November 7 pm - 9 pm, Open house 20 - 22 November 11 am - 4 pm
Ticket: Free
Web: www.leoniel.com.au
: https://www.facebook.com/artbyleoniel
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EMail: leonie@leonielcom.au
Call: 0418134576
Contemporary artist Leonie Leivenzon has come up with a unique way to usher art for good. She has decided to open her home and studio to the public with proceeds from sales to go to charity.

“Instead of paying a commission to a gallery, I give the money to charity,” explains Leonie. “Last year I raised over $1,100 for Impact, a charity that raises money for victims of domestic violence. This year I have two different charities I am raising money for.” Leonie is inviting the community to enjoy her art, have a coffee and a chat and hopefully raise even more money than last year by donating 30% of profits.

This year’s chosen charities are Stand Up, a non-profit organisation dedicated to pursuing social justice for disadvantaged communities in Australia, and Kedem, a progressive synagogue committed to fostering a community of tolerance, inclusiveness and equality.

Leonie is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Melbourne. She found her creative passion after having to resign from her career as a medical practitioner and hypnotherapist to care for her daughter who was unwell. Thankfully her daughter’s illness has since improved and this challenging time in her family’s life opened the door to a creative path down which Leonie’s true passion lies. Leonie works in a variety of styles from pure abstract to semi-abstract figurative work.

As part of this special event, Leonie will also be running a competition to win $180 to go to the purchase of any of Leonie's art! All you need to do is come along and sign up to her mailing list to win.