AlbArt Global Collective – Shinrin Yoku: The Healing Art of Forest Bathing

Female Sprit An Oak Tree by Yannis Lobaina

Shinrin Yoku: The Healing Art of Forest Bathing

July 10 – August 15, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2 – 4pm
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery

Inspired by the ancient Japanese philosophy of Shinrin Yoku – the healing of forest bathing, this exhibition explores the connection between the artists of the AlbArt Global Collective (Nathan Cole, Yannis Lobaina, Carole Milon, Nami Ueno, Kim Forster Yardley, Noël Yardley) and their relationship to the land. Through a variety of media including photography, painting, collage, ceramics and mixed media, the artists explore several themes including: nature, identity, home, belonging, mental health and climate change. Curated by Yannis Lobaina, the artwork in this exhibition provides an opportunity to embrace the sublime majesty of our planet Earth and to immerse ourselves in nature. Viewers are encouraged to take a break and relish each artwork, allowing the energy of nature to flow through them, in a celebration of the Shinrin Yoku through art.

About AlbArt Global Collective
AlbArt Global Collective is a community-based art collective founded in 2020. It aims to provide a platform for artists from around the world to showcase their work in Canada and beyond, share resources and build a community through art. For more information, email albartglobalcollective@gmail.com.

About the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery hosts 10 shows annually with exhibitions showcasing emerging and established visual artists/art groups, by providing diverse, accessible, inclusive and professional gallery space. The gallery is owned and operated by the City of Toronto, Arts Services and is programmed by a dedicated gallery committee.


Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Admission is free and the venue is accessible.

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
399 The West Mall
Toronto, Ontario M9C 2Y2
toronto.ca/eccartgallery
416-394-8628
eccartgallery@toronto.ca

About City of Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries
Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries comprise of five unique sites owned and operated by the City of Toronto. They include Assembly Hall, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Clark Centre for the Arts and Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery and the Ascent Gallery at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. Collectively the centres present over 40 gallery shows annually, showcasing works by more than 800 artists, and offer close to 150 art programs each year in collaboration with some 70+ community partners.

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