Make/Shift Exhibition Opens at the Art Hut
Centennial College’s Culture and Heritage Site Management program launches unique art exhibit
This fall, Centennial College will host its annual art exhibition, produced by students from the Culture and Heritage Site Management (CHSM) program. The 16 students who comprise the program, based at the college’s Story Arts Centre, have curated a thought-provoking, one-of-a-kind exhibit this year: Make/Shift, inspired by the changing face of Toronto and other urban environments, explores the issue of fabricated green spaces, through the work of five feature artists.
Make/Shift makes its debut on Nov. 24, 2016, and runs to Dec. 4, 2016, at the Art Hut, the Gladstone Hotel’s latest foray into temporarily occupying unused gallery space. Located directly across the street from the hotel, the Art Hut, at 1181 Queen Street West, is itself a space that explores how urban spaces are claimed and reclaimed, in what will be a short-lived but program-rich pop-up. Admission is free and runs Thursday to Sunday, for the duration of the exhibit’s two-week term.
To mark the opening of the exhibition, the CHSM program hosts a free public opening on Nov. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to view the works of multidisciplinary artists Megan Jeanes, Courtney Lee, Segbingway, Nicole Derebi, and Tamara Thompson, as well as engage in an interactive participatory component focusing on photos of Toronto’s natural landscape, past and present. Make/Shift explores the constructive and deconstructive relationships of urbanization and nature while focusing on their connection to historic and contemporary community identities. Make/Shift was created in the hopes of inspiring meaningful conversation in a culturally and socially relevant context surrounding fabricated green spaces. This exhibit would not have been possible without the generous support of BAND (Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue), DVSA (Dundas Valley School of Art), the Gladstone Hotel Art Hut, and Centennial College.
Visit chsm116.wixsite.com/makeshift to learn more or contact:
Lisa Lindsay; Marketing and Communications