OUTREACH 2012 EXHIBITION

June 29, 2012

OUTREACH 2012 – REFLECTION was an exhibition of photography by youth from:

 

519 Church St. Community Centre, Eva’s Phoenix, The Harmony Movement, Native Learning Centre (NLC), NIA Centre for the Arts

 

Opening reception: Friday, June 29, 6-9pm

 

Exhibition Dates:  June 29 to July 28, 2012 

 

 

Gallery 44 is pleased to offer OUTREACH, an award-winning education program designed specifically for youth with limited access to photography, as a medium of creative self-expression. OUTREACH breaks down barriers to the arts and encourages under-served youth to develop their creative voice and understand the power of the photographic image. Through OUTREACH, Gallery 44 works in collaboration with five community organizations to offer black and white photography workshops to over 50 young people in the G.T.A. The workshops have a new thematic focus each year, guiding youth from concept to production, and an exhibition at Gallery 44.

 

Gallery 44 created the David Barker Maltby Award to honour the memory of long-time Gallery 44 member, teacher and photographer, David Barker Maltby. In keeping with David’s commitment to education, community activism and documentary photography, two awards are given each year to promising young artists from OUTREACH.

 

In addition, each year, representative youth from each community organization collaborate and create a zine responding to the annual theme.  This year, we have readapted this idea to create an electronic version of the zine.  During the opening, we will launch the OUTREACH E-ZINE – REFLECTION.

 

Gallery 44 gratefully acknowledges the CEP Humanity Fund, Toronto Image Works, Telus Corporation, Sprint Systems of Photography, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council,  Toronto Arts Council and supporters through the REACH OUT for OUTREACH campaign for their support of OUTREACH. 

 

For more information, please contact soJin Chun, Head of Education at 416 979 3941 or sojin@gallery44.org

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