TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - In support of local artists and to encourage a more vibrant Regent Park, The Daniels Corporation has designated space within their Regent Park Presentation Centre as a permanent and free gallery. The featured artist will change every quarter. Daniels will provide financial support to help artists prepare their work for display and provide other assistance to ensure the exhibit is at zero cost to the creators.
"A well-rounded, healthy community is much more than bricks and mortar," said Martin Blake, Vice President of The Daniels Corporation. "It is a living, breathing entity in which people can realize their artistic and other dreams. Since we began the redevelopment of Regent Park, we have highlighted local artists in numerous ways. By allocating the permanent gallery space, we add once again to the social infrastructure that makes Regent Park so special. The artwork exhibited is available for purchase at the artists' discretion, so the Rotating Gallery also encourages social procurement in the community."
The first artist to be featured is multi-award winning Mazhar (Muhammad Muzharul Haque). A resident of Regent Park for 17 years, Mazhar's work mirrors the diversity that permeates the area. "This painting exhibition 'Faces of Regent Park' shows the diversity of this amazing community and how we come together," Mazhar said. "It reflects on Human Culture and how that has shaped everything in this world. One painting, 'Future Reflection,' envisions my view on how I think Regent Park will be seen in the future. I can't express my gratitude for this opportunity."
Within every community they build, Daniels supports and draws upon local resources as much as possible and encourages their suppliers to do the same. For example, art within condominium buildings is often from local artists.
For more information on Mazhar and upcoming artists as well as hours of operation, visit www.rprg2018.com.
About The Daniels Corporation
The Daniels Corporation (www.danielshomes.ca) is one of Canada's pre-eminent builders/developers, building more than 30,000 new homes across the Greater Toronto Area for over 35 years. Daniels has been named Tarion Warranty Corporation's 2016 & 2017 Ontario High Rise Builder of the Year, and is the recipient of the Business for the Arts Community Impact Award. Among its many initiatives, Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize phases one through three of the Regent Park revitalization. Understanding that quality of life is created by much more than physical buildings, Daniels goes above and beyond to integrate building excellence with opportunities for social, cultural and economic well-being. Committed to community, Daniels offers innovative programs that help people achieve homeownership, and supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations.
Mazhar has a background in marketing and communications, teaching and graphic design, and he is a volunteer at Regent Park CRC. Mazhar has a BFA and MFA from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, and has lectured at Bangladesh International School & College in Saudi Arabia. He is a founding member of The Bangladesh Art Society of North America, which has organized more than 10 group art exhibitions worldwide.
SOURCE The Daniels Corporation
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