WHERE TWO WORLDS MEET, A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF ITALY AND ISRAEL BY BEVERLEY ABRAMSON AND NEIL DANKOFF
Was on September 6 – October 1, 2012
Thursday, September 12, 2012
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
The opening reception will be a spectacular evening celebrating our Italian and Jewish communities with art, music, food and wine, and featuring our special guest, celebrity chef David Rocco. For more information on this event,
Click here for more information about the exhibit and artists.
Saluti a Jerusalem is a coming together of the Italian and Jewish communities in
celebration of longstanding ties. Villa Charities is proud to be partnering with
The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada and will be hosting a series of
cross-cultural events this September at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.
September 6, 2012
Roy Doliner, author of The Sistine Secrets, in conjunction with Koffler Centre
of the Arts, will give a talk on his book
September 12, 2012
Saluti a Jerusalem, a spectacular evening celebrating our Italian and Jewish
communities with art, music, food and wine
September 19, 2012
Robert Eli Rubinstein, author of An Italian Renaissance: Choosing Life in
Canada, will give a talk entitled “Italians and Jews: An Enduring Relationship”
September 20, 2012
Where Two Worlds Meet, a private lecture by Beverley Abramson and Neil Dankoff
of their photographic journey of Italy and Israel
For more information on these events, contact The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada
During May of 2011, twenty Humber College Creative Photography students and two professors embarked on a once in a life time trip to China. "Made in China" explores an array of beauty and traditional culture beyond the "tag". It brings to life the essence of China, a country of endless exploration. The photographs from the body of work "Made in China", will present various styles, formats, and genres through the eyes of each of the twenty-two photographers in attendance.
FOR THE MASSES – A PHOTOGRAPHIC PILGRIMAGE BY JAMES SWARTZ
Was on May 3, 2012 – June 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (artist also present May 4, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30
James C. Swartz is a professional visual artist working in Toronto. Urban,
rural, and industrial landscapes have long been a subject of intrigue for
Swartz. His imagery explores the intricate link between society and nature,
combining the raw elements of growth, development, desertion, and decay into
eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most
unlikely of places. During a 2011 pilgrimage in Northern France, Swartz was
enraptured by the beauty of the Church. This exhibit includes select images of
France and Italy, and focuses on the centre of the communities of Normandy and
Paris – the church. The glorious XII and XIII century Romanesque frescoes and
murals, which embellish the small pilgrimage churches of the Loir Valley, were
painted with earth and ground stones on wet plaster. They are a vibrant part of
this exhibit. Swartz's vision of the Church is truly "for the masses".
Thursday, February 2, 2012
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Canal comes from a long line of Venetian and Milanese View Artists. His drawings
are inspired by – and consist mostly of – interpretations of his great, great,
great, great uncle’s (Venetian painter Canaletto) oil paintings, as well as of
childhood and family memories. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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INSPIRED BY SPOLETO
December 5, 2011 to January 23, 2012
Featuring the artwork of Kim Atkins, Anthony Batten, Edie Bergi, Heidi Burkhardt,
Jerome Conway, John Cutruzzola, Janos Gardonyi, Rosa Graci, Jeff Jackson, Ana
Jurpik, Johanna Meharg, Rosemary Mihalyi, Tom Miller, Giancarlo Piccin, Valerie
Russell and Tracy Thomson.