The Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries (2,500 square feet) are open to the public and free of charge. You can visit anytime to view our ongoing art exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from Regent Park and beyond. Find the Hallway Galleries on the main floor and on the second floor, throughout the hallways.
March 15, 2017 – April 15, 2017 – 1st Floor
The exhibition is derived from a root word for nostalgia, “nosto”, meaning homecoming. What does it mean to have a sentimental yearning for something without actually having experienced it? Working from this concept of displaced nostalgia, the selecte4d artworks explore how our longing for a home changes our interactions with/in our community.
An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held at Daniels Spectrum on Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 9pm. Find out more.
March 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017 – 2nd floor
Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year and ArtHeart is marking the occasion at our third annual SPRUNG Art Show & Sale! ArtHeart’s participants – young and old – were either born in Canada or moved here from other countries so they could become Canadians. The artwork for SPRUNG reflects a love of Canada, whether it’s a land they’ve always known or one they now call home. Canada’s energy, openness, people and landscapes are this year’s theme for SPRUNG. Through watercolour, acrylic, fabric and mixed media, ArtHeart’s participants tell their stories about this young and diverse country.
An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held at Daniels Spectrum on Wednesday, April 5 from 6pm to 9pm. Follow ArtHeart for the latest news on this exhibition.
About ArtHeart Community Art Centre
ArtHeart has nourished the creative spirit of children, youth and adults of Regent Park since 1991. The ingredients are simple: A welcoming space in a bright studio, free art supplies and instruction with healthy snacks and meals. It is believed that when the body and soul are treated with kindness, imaginations soar and beautiful art is produced. ArtHeart participants come from many backgrounds and life experiences. All are talented artists who have discovered a safe space at ArtHeart to explore their creativity.
Many forms of visual art are enjoyed at ArtHeart. Watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, screen-printing, collage, photography, fibre and digital arts are explored. Stories are told with paint, paper and canvas. ArtHeart is a unique community sharing the love of art, good food and warm relationships. As you visit the SPRUNG exhibit, look for the themes of hope, friendship and renewal. You will find them in the paintings just as they are experienced every day at ArtHeart. www.artheart.ca
Curator: elle alconcel
elle alconcel is a community arts supporter committed to the diversification of Toronto’s arts and culture scene. As a curator in the community arts gallery arena, she is invested in showcasing the work of local, culturally diverse artists. She champions programs and spaces that are designed to bring an exciting new voice to the arts dialogue in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have included Madiba, a visual arts presentation for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations (2013) at Daniels Spectrum and the inaugural exhibition at the new Toronto Arts Council gallery/workspace. elle is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre and a member of two steering committees of ArtReach Toronto.
The Hallway Galleries programming at Daniels Spectrum is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators and artists to present exhibitions from local artists that not only reflect the multifaceted culture of the Regent Park community but also encourage dialogue and celebrate the importance of arts and culture.