Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide VC18_FallWinterGuide_8p5x11_Web--AUGUST28 - Page 20

Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery CULTURE JOSEPH D. CARRIER ART GALLERY Presepe-Nativity Exhibition organized by Centro Scuola The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery welcomes thousands of visitors annually. It was established in 1987 under the beneficent patronage of Toronto businessman, Joseph Carrier. Often referred to as “Toronto’s mini-Guggenheim,” the gallery has 21,000 square feet of exhibition space over three circular levels, topped by a giant skylight. The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery is situated in the Columbus Centre. MANDATE The gallery features modern contemporary art in photography, painting, sculpture and design. Curators and volunteers conduct guided tours for more than 4,000 students every year. The gallery has displayed original work by international masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Piranesi, Picasso and others. The gallery maintains a significant permanent collection of contemporary works of art. The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery places strong emphasis on work by emerging, mid-career and senior Canadian artists of Italian heritage. We also promote cross-cultural, inter- generational understanding and appreciation, through socially relevant specific exhibitions. The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery also hosts the traditional Presepe-Nativity Exhibition organized by Centro Scuola every year in December. From the Renaissance brilliance of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and 20 | COLUMBUS CENTRE Raphael, to their present-day contemporaries, art has been one of the great expressions of Italian culture, ideas and achievement. Today that tradition lives on as we celebrate the artistic expressions of artists from across the country in our Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. This season’s featured exhibitions include “Hold the Line,” recent works by Roberto Marra; “Il Presepe” presented by Centro Scuola; “Senzatetto: Homelessness” by Marco Sassone; and the "Viva Vitalità Italiana" art exhibition curated by Marcello Tarantino. For more information and a full schedule of upcoming art exhibitions at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, visit us online at villacharities.com. GALLERY INFO Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm “Senzatetto: Homelessness” by Marco Sassone “Line Up at Pier 21” Mixed Media on Canvas - Roberto Marra Admission: Free to the public We are wheelchair accessible. For more information contact: Cassandra Zannella, Arts & Cult ure Coordinator Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248 Email: cultural@villacharities.com Are you an artist looking for community space to showcase your work? The atrium walls of the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery can be rented by artists for personal or collective exhibitions. Please contact 416-789-7011 ext. 248 for more info on the selection process. FALL & WINTER 2018 / 19 | 21