Being Scene 2012 - Grand Opening - Hart House
Last night was the official launch of Being Scene 2012. The Grand Opening Reception took place at U of T's Hart House. It was very well attended and it was such a pleasure to connect with the other artists and guests. A big thank you to everyone at Workman Arts for all of their hard work in putting together a fabulous show. A big congratulations to all of the artists participating in this year's juried exhibition.
ABOUT BEING SCENE (excerpt from Workman Arts Website: www.workmanarts.com)
BEING SCENE is an annual juried exhibition produced by Workman Arts for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health. For over a decade, as part of its mandate, BEING SCENE has successfully introduced the general public to the work of thousands of artists who have lived experience with mental illness and addiction, presenting a cross-cultural portrait of the healing power of art in order to build a more respectful and realistic understanding of those recovering from mental illness and addiction.
Since its inception in 2000 BEING SCENE has partnered with some of the city’s leading artistic and cultural figures. Among those who have been instrumental in helping BEING SCENE grow into its incredible success are the late artist and educator Lupe Rodriguez, Gillian McIntyre of the AGO, Mary Sue Rankin of the Edward Day Gallery, David Liss of MOCCA and Anna Hudson of Canadian Art. As a result BEING SCENE has evolved to occupy a significant role in Toronto’s cultural landscape, and work originally exhibited primarily on CAMH grounds has gone on to hang at other venues such as the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park in Toronto, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.