TORONTO, July 14 /CNW/ - The GTAA is pleased to announce its second
juried exhibition at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Artists residing
in Ontario area codes: 416, 647, 905 and 289 are invited to submit work that
deals with this year's theme: Coming Home.
An airport is a powerful signifier of coming home - it is a physical
place, where you put your feet back on solid ground after a flight. It can be
an emotional place where friends and family are reunited. It can also be
bittersweet. Coming home can be a comforting return to the familiar, but the
familiar may also be mundane, especially after returning from an exciting
travel adventure. The idea of coming home can evoke many images beyond the
airport - a house, a country, a person, a feeling.
This year we are honoured to have Natalie Ribkoff, Curator, TD Bank
Financial Group, Betty Ann Jordan, Arts Writer and Critic, and Akira
Yoshikawa, Artist, to jury the exhibition. One work in the exhibition will be
purchased for the GTAA corporate collection.
Each artist can submit up to 2 works. Works must be completed in
two-dimensional media and follow entry criteria to be eligible. For complete
details and an application form please visit our website at:
Coming Home will be on display from September 13, 2008 to January 25,
2009 in the Airspace Gallery, located in Terminal 1, above the Domestic
The GTAA is the non-share, not for profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. In 2007, 31.5 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.
Background: Launched in April 2004, the GTAA Art and Exhibitions Program
offers a wide variety of engaging exhibits, with many developed in partnership
with Ontario and Canadian museums, galleries and cultural and heritage
institutions. The GTAA works to promote the Greater Toronto Area's reputation
as an important cultural destination.
For further information:
For further information: GTAA Media Office, (416) 776-3709