Thursday September 16th, 5PM – 7PM
Meet at the Rotary Park Lawn Bowling Clubhouse (705 1 St NE) at 5pm and join us as we tour the galleries. Artists in Attendance.
This summer, six artists from the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) began working on the inaugural exhibition for the Crescent Heights Mini Galleries, demonstrating that beauty can be found in small places. > click to learn more about the artists
What’s a mini gallery? It’s like a Little Library, but “just for looking”. In early September, the small wood and plexiglass mini galleries will be installed on posts in Rotary Park, with a grand opening of the first MiniGalleries exhibit planned for Thursday, September 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. All CHCA residents are invited to learn more about the project and meet the artists.
NaAC is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization – and in 2020, became the country’s first multidisciplinary disability arts organization. Today, the NaAC supports more than 300 artists living with developmental and/or physical disabilities through on-site studio supports and workshops, and an even broader community of Canadian artists with disabilities through immersive programs delivered online. Crescent Heights Mini Galleries September/October exhibition will feature works by NaAC artists: Avik Bose, Siena Fortini, Leonka Kaluha, Brad McCAull, Sandy Milne and JorDen Tysen.
The mini galleries project was initiated by CHCA volunteer Brenda Erskine and CHCA Community Engagement Director Sandra Neill. The project is fully funded by a grant from Community Foundations of Canada. Staff at The Esker Foundation introduced Sandra and Brenda to contacts at SpanicArts, the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation and the National access Arts Centre, all of whom jumped at the chance to showcase their artists in Rotary Park’s mini galleries. Crescent Heights artist Doro Buch will be the mini gallery coordinator. Doug Haslam, local resident and owner of Kodama Woodworking is advising on design and construction, while Jeremy Pavka Industries is building the galleries.
“We’re also looking for artists in Crescent Heights who are interested in exhibiting later this year or in 2022,” says Doro.
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