Villa Charities 2018 Annual Report VC19_AnnualReport_Interiors_Apr29_FNL2 - Page 36

BY THE NUMBERS 30 joseph d. carrier art gallery Artists featured 18 Italian-Canadian artists featured ~400 Art exhibitions hosted by the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in 2018 sharpened the gallery’s focus on Italian heritage and culture, and placed a spotlight on issues of social relevance. The exhibitions featured numerous works of art by 30 artists, 18 of whom are Italian-Canadians. Number of loaned artworks on display The largest exhibition of the year was “MAMMA: In the Meantime,” a multimedia exhibition of photographs, paintings, drawings and video chronicling the story of Italian-Canadian artist Tony Luciani and his mother Elia as they experience living with her dementia. (For more information on this exhibition, see feature story and “In the News” section of this report). This exhibition led to Tony’s major TED talk in Boston, “A mother and son’s photographic journey through dementia.” Other notable exhibitions and events included: • “One Euro Italy“ - an exhibition of original photographs by Serge Tesker as part of the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Tesker’s photographs portrayed an ongoing campaign to revitalize remote and beautiful villages across Italy. • “Viva Vitalità Italiana: A Showcase of Italian Heritage and Italian-Canadian Women Artists” – hosted in celebration of Italian Heritage Month, this event included an exhibition of photographs of Sicily’s Valley of the Temples by Marcello Tarantino, and multimedia works of art by eight Italian-Canadian female artists painters, photographers and sculptors. • A travelling exhibition of reproductions of drawings by the legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, comprised of cheeky images of famous Italian culinary dishes and treats. • A rotating exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures from the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery permanent collection were displayed in the gallery and elsewhere in the Columbus Centre, some for the first time in over 10 years. The gallery also undertook a major behind-the-scenes project to restructure its inventory, exhibition and preparation rooms. “Spotlight on Italian-Canadian Women Artists” featuring Sandra Tarantino 36 VILLA CHARITIES ANNUAL REPORT 37