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Textile art exhibit mixes with fundraiser gala

“One Brick at a Time” is one of more than 50 textile art pieces to be displayed and auctioned.

After touring Western Canada for eight months, 52 textile artworks are landing in Victoria in advance of their being auctioned off for charity.Turning the Tide, One Ripple at a Time, runs Saturday (Feb. 26) through March 10 at the Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St. An opening day exhibit happens from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.Admission is free.The pieces, based around the theme of Turning the Tide of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, will be sold at auction during a gala fundraiser March 12 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The charity’s namesake will speak at the event at the Victoria Conference Centre.Tickets for the gala are $100. Call 250-532-9038 for details.