Station Gallery celebrates Black History Month through group exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4 at 1 pm

Station Gallery celebrates Black History Month through group exhibition

Station Gallery presents two exciting and impactful exhibitions opening on February 4th that couple contemporary work with historical fine art, and pay tribute to the contributions of Black Canadians and the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. “This sesquicentennial year promises to be a true celebration of our past as well as new, exciting horizons,” says Station Gallery Curator, Olex Wlasenko. “This exhibition pairing captures the essence of this milestone year – a year of both looking back and of looking forward.”

Together We Rise features work in a range of artistic media, including drawing, painting and photography by seven fine artists and photographers from our community: Amira Alamary, Getachew Fantu, Georgia Fullerton, Ian P. Grant, Sheryl Keen, Charmaine Lurch and Sherry Prenevost.

A selection of vintage early Canadian prints, drawings and watercolour paintings from artist and collector, Neville Clarke’s acclaimed private collection will also be on view. Good on Paper: Selections from the Clarke Collection focuses on outstanding works created on paper, and will give historic perspective on Canada’s diversity and rich artistic legacy from pre-confederation to the interwar period.

Together these exhibitions celebrate the work of key artists whose artistic contributions throughout the years have helped in the advancement of Black identity and personal expression. The opening reception on February 4th at 1pm offers a special opportunity to meet the featured artists and collector, and learn more about their significant works. Local steel pan player, Andy Phillips will also fill the galleries with lively music.

Station Gallery hosts an illustrated Art Talk that complements the exhibitions, entitled “When our Souls Dream”, led by Olex Wlasenko on February 6th, 1pm and will discuss the vibrant visual culture of Africa, the Caribbean and their respective diasporic communities around the globe. See www.whitbystationgallery.com for details.

About Station Gallery

Station Gallery’s mission is to unleash the power of art and culture to educate, connect and inspire our diverse communities in meaningful and compelling ways. We believe that art is for everyone.

1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON, L1N 0A8 | P: 905.668.4185 | F: 905.668.1934

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Station Gallery is a registered Canadian charity #11929 7042 RR0001

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