Bayview Visual Artists – The Joys of Difference: Expressions of Midtown Flavour

Golden Hour by Richard Levine

The Joys of Difference: Expressions of Midtown Flavour

March 6 – April 4, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2 – 4 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery

In this exhibition, eight artists from the Bayview Visual Artists explore the sense of belonging and urban living, drawing inspiration from their lives in Midtown Toronto. Susan L. Brown, Christine L. Cho, Gail Kay, Richard Levine, Christine Luna, Joan McGivney, Sandra J. Ricci and Ashley Adler Watt use a variety of media including photography, oil, acrylic and mixed media. The artists express their everyday environments of a changing Midtown, an area with constant construction and renewal, and the complex emotions surrounding notions of place and belonging. Themes of representation and identity are also explored, using methods such as deconstruction and reconstruction; the artists cultivate a relational consciousness offering insights into their surroundings and human experience.

About Bayview Visual Artists
Bayview Visual Artists is a group from Toronto, working in a variety of artistic media and styles. From intimate coffee shop displays to large commercial shows such as One of a Kind Show, member artists actively participate in various group exhibitions and studio showcases. The group also hosts the Bayview Art Tour & Sales biannually within the area bordered by Yonge Street to the west, Laird Drive to the east, Broadway Avenue to the north and East Moore Park to the south.

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, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

More information about the City of Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries can be found at toronto.ca/CulturalCentres or by following City of Toronto Culture on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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