Month: April 2021
Harvie and Charles Abney, a local art collector couple, have donated 47 paintings, sketches, and statues by traditional and self-taught Southern artists to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
The gift included 17 works from Nellie Mae Rowe, an African American artist, noted for her bright, colorful drawings and decorative designs.
According to a museum official, the Abneys’ Rowe drawings would complement the museum’s extensive collection of the artist’s work. Over 200 of Rowe’s sketches and mixed-media works are now owned. They will be inherited by the museum, which plans to mount an exhibition of the artist’s works…
Nico Williams, an Anishinaabe sculptor, was approached by the SickKids Foundation with a difficult yet unique proposal.
The idea was to turn thousands of beads gathered by the foundation into a piece of art honoring the bravery of children with life-threatening illnesses who had passed through its doors.
The Monument to the Brave, a beautiful portrait of courage, is now complete and ready to be installed in a SickKids facility in Toronto. The Monument to the Brave is made up of 250,000 multicolored beads in total. Williams said that he had never sewn or beaded something so massive before.
Williams, from the Aamjiwnaang…
On March 27, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will open its Qaumajuq center to the public. It’s a $52.4 million addition to the firm’s downtown headquarters that includes a stunning exhibition of Inuit art.
According to the gallery’s director, Stephen Borys, the new section of the museum is meant to honor Inuit art while also acknowledging the colonial history and moving forward in the atmosphere of reconciliation and integration.
The center, whose name translates to “brightness” in Inuktitut, houses over 10,000 Inuit pieces from the WAG’s collection that had previously been overlooked and confined in storage.
In May, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Toronto. Over the years, the festival has benefited tens of thousands of artists. It even set a new record of 1.4 million visitors two years ago.
Although the pandemic had a significant effect on last year’s festival, it went on as planned, with most of the events taking place online. Only about a third of the 186 activities took place in the real world.
Darcy Killeen, the festival’s executive director, said the festival’s appeal is its diversity and inclusiveness. The festival’s goal is to demonstrate that everyone can put on …
Ten community, culture, and public development projects in southwestern Ontario will be supported by collective federal, provincial, and recipients funding via the Investing in Canada program.
With a total contribution of more than $6.9 million, the national government is the most significant contributor to this initiative. The province of Ontario and its beneficiaries will contribute $5.8 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
One of the cities included in the program is the City of Kitchener. Kitchener City will receive more than $1.8 million to renovate and rehabilitate the AR Kaufman YMCA.
This project is planned …
More than 4,200 new cases have been announced by Health Minister Christine Elliot, with 1,218 cases are found in Toronto. Hospitals are also experiencing a surge in ICU admissions due to the pandemic.
As the province announced the second-highest amount of daily new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, health officials have ordered most hospitals to limit elective surgeries starting Monday.
The decision to reduce all elective surgeries and non-emergency operations might well significantly affect the backlog.
According to Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, there will be 3,000 COVID newly …
The Crystal Bridges Museum Arkansas confirmed recently that it is preparing an expansion that will include considerably more space for displaying its collection as well as learning, cultural programs, and social events. The expansion will be supervised by Moishe Safdie, the museum’s original designer.
The project will add nearly 100,000 square feet to the museum’s pavilion complex. These will include concrete blocks, red cedar belts, and copper panels that respond to light and moisture in a vegetated Ozark environment.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and be completed in 2024, according to plans. The museum…
The Ontario government has issued two emergency orders in response to the recent and significant increase in patients’ hospitalizations, ICU transfers, and the danger to the region’s critical care capability.
These orders aim to increase system capacity and ensure that facilities have the resources they need to care for their patients.
These temporary measures would enable health care staff and other employees currently employed in Ontario to be redeployed to hospitals. They would also give hospitals the ability to move patients to other hospitals if they are at risk of being overloaded. The province’s ICU capacity is …