Metal Arts Guild exhibition at Toronto Pearson

    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - A new exhibition of works by members of the
Metal Arts Guild of Canada (MAGC) is open at Toronto Pearson International
Airport. Wait/Weight is on display in the Skylight Exhibits area in
International Departures, Terminal 1.
    Wait/Weight features uplifting works from 17 artists who explore the
themes of waiting, transition, weight and weightlessness for this juried
exhibition. The show's theme is inspired by the transitory state of passengers
who are waiting on the ground, waiting to be lifted into the sky.
    Each artist interpreted the theme in different ways, but all of the works
demonstrate technical skill and tremendous originality. Ghazaleh Rabiei's The
Wait/Weight of Time uses an hourglass as a metaphor for the suspension of time
a passenger may feel while waiting to board. Caro (Carolyn Scandiffio) on the
other hand, depicts weightlessness through airy and light plants in Sea
Shapes. Other artists featured in the show include: Jackie Anderson, Lois
Etherington Betteridge, Linda Brown, Lissa Brunet, Charles Funnel, Jada Jing
He, Jessamyn Khan, Tamara Kronis, Flora Lee, Ann Lumsden, Claudio Pino, Donald
Stuart, Annette Vanleeuwen, Stephanie Walker, and Michaela Wolfert.

    The MAGC was founded in 1946. It is based in Toronto with members across
Canada. In addition to actively promoting metalwork, MAGC is a forum committed
to the exchange of ideas and information, encouraging appreciation of the
metal arts. Members create holloware, jewellery, sculpture, flatware and works
in iron.

    Launched in April 2004, the GTAA Art and Exhibitions Program offers a
wide variety of engaging exhibits, with many developed in partnership with
museums, galleries and cultural and heritage institution on Ontario and
Canada. The GTAA works to promote the Greater Toronto Area's reputation as an
important cultural destination.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Scott Armstrong, (416) 776-3709

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