New exhibition at Market Gallery features work of six artists|
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Culture Division -- The Market Gallery's upcoming exhibition, A
Community of Artists: Rosa and Spencer Clark and The Guild of All Arts, opens
on June 30.
This fine art exhibition, curated by Alex Avdichuk, features the work of six
artists: William Carswell, Rosa Clark, Rody Kenny Courtice, Joachim Gauthier,
Nicholas Hornyansky and York Wilson, and more than 60 paintings, watercolours
and etchings created primarily during the 1930s, 40s and '50s.
These artists and their works represent a small sampling of the extensive art
collection amassed by Rosa and Spencer Clark and subsequently donated to the
Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. This
collection is on permanent loan from the Ontario Heritage Foundation to the
Guild, which is operated by the City of Toronto's Culture Division.
Rosa and Spencer Clark were two of the greatest patrons of the arts that Canada
has ever known. During the Great Depression, at a time when jobs were scarce,
they founded The Guild of All Arts. The Spencers converted their home into a
working artists' colony to give struggling artists and craftspeople the means
to ply their trade. At the same time, they were helping to preserve some of the
arts that were slowly being lost to technology and automation.
A Community of Artists: Rosa and Spencer Clark and The Guild of All Arts will
be on display until November 4, 2001.
South St. Lawrence Market
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Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 4 p.m