TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Sixteen students from Centennial College's Culture and Heritage Site Management program have curated a unique, thought-provoking exhibit called Make/Shift, inspired by the changing face of Toronto and other urban environments, that explores the issue of fabricated green spaces through the works of five feature artists.
Make/Shift makes its debut on Thursday, November 24 and runs to December 4 at the Art Hut, the Gladstone Hotel's latest foray into temporarily occupying unused gallery space. Located directly across the street from the hotel, the Art Hut is itself a space that explores how urban spaces are claimed and reclaimed, in what will be a short-lived, but program-rich, pop-up. Admission is free and runs Thursday to Sunday for the duration of the exhibit's two-week term.
To mark the exhibit opening, the college students are hosting a free public reception on Nov. 24 from 7 to 9 pm. Guests are invited to view the works of multidisciplinary artists Megan Jeanes, Courtney Lee, Segbingway, Nicole Derebi and Tamara Thompson, as well as engage in an interactive participatory component focusing on photos of Toronto's natural landscape, past and present.
Make/Shift explores the constructive and deconstructive relationships of urbanization and nature while focusing on their connection to historic and contemporary community identities. Make/Shift was created in the hopes of inspiring meaningful conversation in a culturally and socially relevant context surrounding fabricated green spaces.
This exhibit would not have been possible without the generous support of BAND (Black Artists' Networks Dialogue), DVSA (Dundas Valley School of Art), the Gladstone Hotel Art Hut and Centennial College.
SOURCE Centennial College
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