Looking Back, Looking Forward

Collage by ecmunson

Looking Back, Looking Forward

A Teaser Showcase for 2024 May CONTACT Exhibit

February 4 – April 7, 2024
Visual Arts Brampton Artway Gallery, Shoppers World

Looking Back, Looking Forward is a teaser showcase celebrating past winners of the annual show, FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!, part of the renowned CONTACT Festival, the world’s largest photography event. It includes an early look at some submissions to the 3rd annual show which begins this May, along with the retrospective of 2022 and 2023 exhibits.

The showcase of work in Visual Arts Brampton’s Artway Gallery in Shoppers World invites people to visit the 3rd annual May exhibit, which will hang concurrently in three galleries located in the scenic hills of Caledon and Halton. Urban and suburban dwellers are encouraged to get out, explore, enjoy, and discover the charm and warmth of rural and small-town charm while appreciating the caliber and aesthetics of work by first-class photographers and other fine artists.

Witnessing Eyes 2, Meena Chopra

There are scheduled events taking place every weekend in May at the different venues paired with the launch of the premiere Festival, ARTFUL Communities, with its featured exhibit, FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!, hanging concurrently at these venues:

Free Sketching Tours in the historic districts of these towns courtesy of Visual Arts Brampton, with ALL equipment and supplies provided FREE, Story Tellers Circles, Live Music, Artist Demos, Themed Mini-Displays, Presentations, and more!

In Tune With Nature, Frank Myers

About the Artists:
The photographers and artists in the Looking Back, Looking Forward showcase are from southern Ontario and Quebec. They range from established to mid-career to emerging creatives, with a passion for sharing their work and the stories it tells about people and the human condition.

About the Organizers:
Studio By Design is the registered business of ecmunson, passionate about photography and building community. Organizing pop-up studio galleries and the annual exhibit for the CONTACT Festival are projects that offer ways for people’s work to be known, appreciated, and enjoyed. Learn more here.

Adding to the 2024 May exhibit is the premiere Festival of ARTFUL Communities – done with the Ad Hoc Advisory Group, Judy Daley, Paul Llew-Williams, Marlon Porter, and Chuck Scott.

Visual Arts Brampton is the main endorsing arts organization of the annual exhibit, FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking! Their motto, Encouraging Creativity, has made them a respected and acclaimed leader in their community. Learn more here.

Exhibition Programming:

Looking Back, Looking Forward
February 4 – April 7, 2024
Visual Arts Brampton, Artway Gallery, Shoppers World
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7

FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!
May 1 – 31, 2024
Opening Reception: May 4, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Pond Gallery, Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West, Alton, ON L7K 0C4

FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!
May 1 – 31, 2024
Opening Reception: May 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Gathering Space, Humber River Centre
28 Ann Street, Bolton, ON L7E 1B9

FORMS, FACES & SPACES, figuratively speaking!
May 1 – 31, 2024
Opening Reception: May 5, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
9 Church Street, Georgetown, ON L7G 2A3

Accessibility: The venues are fully accessible.

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Image descriptions:
1. Collage by ecmunson: 2 Paintings showing figure drawing and man by boat fishing. 7 photographs showing young worker at demolition site, people in street playing with bubbles floating, elder with hands folded in lap, father and son at Niagara Falls, backs of girls sitting on bench, building next to canal in Venice.
2. Mixed Media Photography by Meena Chopra: black background with segments of enlarged eyes, black and white, red accents
3. Color Photograph by Frank Myers: man playing his guitar sitting in the open hatchback at the back of his car, looking out over a view of hills and mountains.