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Access to Art

Access to Art

November 4, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Located in the Community Gallery of the Weston Family Learning Centre.

This exhibition is free to visit.

For more information about our Accessibility programs and workshops please visit the Access to Art page.
 

RECEPTION

Saturday, November 25, 1-4 pm
Young Community Gallery, Weston Family Learning Centre

FREE - All residents, family and support staff are welcome.

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Creativity fosters emotional well-being, reinforces memory, cultivates a positive approach to life that enhances the immune system, and can help combat depression. Guided tours and artmaking at the gallery break down barriers and encourage visitors to engage socially and creatively in museum settings. The Art Gallery of Ontario, in partnership with the City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes & Services, embarked on a three-year pilot program to support residents and clients with a range of cognitive and physical abilities.

The AGO also trains youth volunteers from the City of Toronto to be Art Ambassadors, who lead artmaking experiences in Long-Term Care homes and supportive housing sites. The artworks on view in this exhibition were all created during those sessions, based on works in the AGO collection. Many more sculptures and paintings were created beyond this exhibition presentation from all 10 Long-Term Care Homes.

The AGO’s Access to Art Programs offer an outlet for creative expression and enhance quality of life for participants, their family and friends, and the staff and volunteers who support them. Older adults, visitors who are blind, and organizations supporting mental health are invited to the gallery for tours and artmaking through the Access to Art Programs and workshops. For more information about our programs and workshops, please visit the Access to Art page.


ARTWORKS FROM THE ACCESS TO ART PROGRAM

Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 1
Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 2
Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 3
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 1
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 2
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 3
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 4

 

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