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Visual Arts – June 14, 2017
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Join us for the opening of our Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017
Opening Reception
Friday, June 23, 6–10pm
Join us for the FREE official opening reception of our summer exhibitions! Enjoy a cash bar and snacks while you mingle with artists and curators.
Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150 / Générations 150 – co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada – a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography. Dianne Davis’ Niagara Palimpsest, is a photographic presentation of fragile botanical pressings which tell a story of Niagara Falls in 1891. Postcard is a group exhibition that challenge the transient nature of travel imagery.
In Craft & Design, three exhibitions – Dwell, Whereabouts and Concave Conflux Convex – present works exploring identity and relational associations through objects and material.
The exhibitions run June 24 to September 17.
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
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Legacies 150 /
Générations 150
Legacies 150 / Générations 150 highlights 13 stories exploring legacy and inheritance, featuring collaborations between photographers, writers, poets, illustrators, and musicians from coast-to-coast-to-coast. A co-presentation with the National Film Board of Canada.
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Niagara Palimpsest
The fragile botanical pressings in this exhibition by Dianne Davis tell a story of the city of Niagara Falls in 1891: an alternate portrait of a place that is difficult to truly “see” because of the myriad iconic images that cloud our imagination.
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Postcard
Postcard is a group exhibition that challenge the transient nature of travel imagery. Curated by Patrick Macaulay.
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Dwell
Artists examine dwelling as both a physical and psychological concept and how that effects our relation to objects, space and the body. Curated by Melanie Egan and Robyn Wilcox.
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Whereabouts
Whereabouts as place, geography, site or points-in-time exemplifies explorations of identity, memory and consequence. Curated by Melanie Egan.
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Concave Conflux Convex
Concave Conflux Convex examines identity through material exploration and objects. Curated by Melanie Egan.
COMING UP
Here in the 6ix: Celebrate Multiculturalism Day. Tuesday, June 27. Free.
Sounds of Home Summer 2017 - Full festival lineup online now
Courses + Workshops
Taught by Craft & Design Artists-in-Residence, our beginner and intermediate pottery, glass, jewelry and textile courses for adults (18+) give you hands-on creative expression.
  SHOP
The Harbourfront Centre Shop is dedicated to searching the world of craft and design to bring a mix of extraordinary accessories, gifts, and hand-made objects into your life. Open daily.
  Boxcar Social
Offering a curated, rotating list of coffees from the best roasters in North America, a careful selection of some of the world’s top new-world wines, craft beers, scotches and bourbons – Boxcar Social strives to create the most unique tasting experience for its customers.
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