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May 1, 2000
Course of Action: Images of Community Arts in Progress - Market Gallery - May 5 to June 18, 2000
On May 5th, the Market Gallery opens a unique photographic exhibition
illustrating the Community Arts Projects sponsored by the A Space Gallery. The
exhibition, a collaboration between professional artists and community groups,
is presented in conjunction with the first Community Art Biennale (CAB) 2000.

Course of Action documents over 35 community art projects, as recorded by
several photographers on behalf of the A Space Gallery. The photographs show
aspects of community projects such as a theatre piece produced by older
Portuguese people; a documentary soundscape composition charting the city's
metamorphosis from lake-side trading post to multicultural metropolis; a
memorial to Italian immigrant workers; a monument to the disappeared in
Guatemala; a group of people with long term mental and physical disabilities
reclaiming their need for community through painted personal stories; and, the
dramatization of "forbidden" themes by a group of Black youths.

The A Space Gallery, a well-known Toronto artist-run gallery which encourages
community based art, initiated Course of Action. The exhibition is part of
CONTACT 2000, the Toronto Photography Festival held throughout the month of
May. CAB 2000 is supported by many community organizations as well as The
Ontario Arts Council, The Trillium Foundation, The Canada Millennium
Partnership Program, The Toronto Community Foundation, the City of Toronto
Millennium Grants Program and Trinity Square Video.

Course of Action: Images of Community Arts in Progress runs at the Market
Gallery until June 18, 2000.

Free Admission
Market Gallery
95 Front Street East (at Jarvis)
Second Floor, South St. Lawrence Market

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.

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