Organization of Kingston Women Artists: The Art of Regret

Betty Crocker Williamsburg Orange Cake by Erika Olson

May 8 – June 6, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2 – 4 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery

The Art of Regret presents 47 works by 30 artists from the Organization of Kingston Women Artists. This exhibition reflects the theme of regret as it is experienced across three generations of women. Ranging in age from 28 to 80, the artists draw on a wealth of personal, political and aesthetic viewpoints to portray regret, from personal regret (eating that last piece of cake!) to an existential reckoning with global concerns such as climate change and negative impacts of technology. From the deeply felt to the cheeky and humorous, the works prompt viewers to respond with curiosity and reflection, challenging and entertaining at the same time.

About Organization of Kingston Women Artists
The Organization of Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) is a non-profit artist association founded in 1989 in Kingston, Ontario. OKWA provides a forum for the mutual support and exchange of ideas amongst 60 professional women artists through annual exhibitions and events such as artist talks. For more information on OKWA, visit okwa.org or Instagram @artsygalskingston.

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.

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