Crescent Hill Collective: Air We Breathe

Coyotes by Daniel St-Amant

Air We Breathe

January 24 – February 29, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2 – 4 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery

Air We Breathe aims to express the Crescent Hill Collective artists’ fascination with capturing their natural surroundings and the importance of conservation and protecting our natural world for future generations. In this exhibition, the Crescent Hill Collective artists, Eduard Gurevich, Vladan Ignatovic, Tom Kerwin, Mila Kovac, Daniel St-Amant and Judy Willemsma, consider the Anthropocene impact on the Earth’s ecosystems and geology, which has altered natural systems and cycles and is causing significant environmental impacts such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion, and plastic pollution. The artists work in a range of media, bringing to light these concepts from six unique perspectives, each told in their own voice and signature style, inviting viewers to consider their role in shaping our natural resources.

About Crescent Hill Collective
The Crescent Hill Collective is a group of close to 50 professional Canadian artists from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. This exhibition showcases the work of six landscape artists from the collective, whose exemplary work resonates with the theme.

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

About City of Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries
Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries comprise 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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