For a second year in a row, the next generation of emerging artists from the Centennial College Fine Arts Studio Program are showcasing their work at Urban Gallery at 400 Queen St East, Toronto, in a vibrant exhibition called VERGE: On the verge… of GREATNESS! This year’s exhibition runs Thursday March 19 to Saturday March 28, 2015, and today I attended the opening reception for students, instructors, friends and family.
Professor/Co-ordinator David McClyment (below r) welcomed the student artists and their guests, acknowledging their hard work as well as the efforts of gallery curator, Allen Shugar, who helped the students plan and hang their work, Calvin Hambrook, gallery director and Kaspara Albertsen, Urban Gallery’s event coordinator.
The young artists mixed and mingled, and established artist/poet Brenda Clews, who’s hosting next Saturday’s poetry salon at Urban Gallery, was transfixed by one particular work (bottom pic) Lots of non-alcoholic bevvies as well as wine and cheese & fruit trays catered by the adjoining UrbanSource Catering were enjoyed by the guests…perhaps my 1 single glass of wine prompted my crazy selfie with event coordinator, Kaspara! If you would like to view “VERGE: On the verge…of GREATNESS” please check gallery hours at: http://www.urbangallery.ca/
And if you would like to support the students, most of the works are available for purchase ranging from $250 to $500. Why not collect a future Canadian art star now?!