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Diversity – Fusion – Unity

08 May to 12 May 2018 | City Hall Rotunda

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Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions

The photo exhibition will be on “Diversity – Fusion – Unity” with about 80 photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST), including special exhibits of photographs by Dr. Neville Poy,, CCPST Honourary Advisor Mr Stephen Siu, CCPST President Mr Edwin Ho, and international award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu. It features visual artists: Award-winning painter Sharon Cook, Jessica Deng, Irene Hung, Brian Lau, and introducing new artists: Wendell Chen, Gyan Sandhu, Kulwant Singh and Frank Chao

Photographs provided by Tam Kam Chiu, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

Curators Lien Chao and Tam Kam Chiu

This event explores the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao works with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto to feature their members’ works.

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network.

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

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