ONLINE AUCTION | September. 23 12:00pm - October. 3 12:00pm
ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITALITY CENTRE
There is no buyer's premium for this auction
Featuring a selection of 34 original paintings by Jaroslav Havelka, to benefit the St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre, St. Joseph's Café. There is no buyer's premium or HST in effect for this auction, and 100% of proceeds will be donated.
St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph since 1983, offers hospitality, friendship, and meals to many who struggle to make their way. During the pandemic, their staff served over 400 meals on a daily basis. With a new move to 602 Queens Avenue, they have a new name, St. Joe’s Café.
St. Joe’s Café joins local partners, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and London Cares Homeless Outreach to create a community "hub" based on the values of deep hospitality, equity and easy access to services. The Sisters of St. Joseph thank Jane Havelka for the kind donation of her late husband's original artwork to this auction.
About the artist: Jaroslav Havelka was born in Siluvky, Czechoslovakia, in 1922. As war approached, universities were closed, and he was sent to Austria to work in the war factories. He returned to Czechoslovakia in 1944 to join the resistance movement, narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Gestapo. With war over, Jaroslav Havelka completed a degree at Masaryk University in 1946, and when Czechoslovakia was taken over by the communists, he escaped to Italy where he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Milan. In 1951 he immigrated to Canada, learned English, and in 1954 completed a M.Sc. degree at McGill University, before coming to The University of Western Ontario in 1956 as a professor of psychology. In 1969, Dr. Havelka moved to King’s College to chair its fledgling Department of Psychology. He was a much-loved teacher and at times there was standing room only in his classes. He retired in 1987 but continued to teach as Professor Emeritus. He suddenly fell ill and died on August 14, 1997.
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