Latcham Art Centre inspires the community to engage with visual art through exhibitions of contemporary art and education programs.
Emmanuel Osahor: What we tend
Open: Friday, May 26 – Saturday, July 8, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 2023 | 7 – 9 PM
Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 7 | 6 – 7:30 PM | Learn more
Born in Nigeria and based in Toronto, Emmanuel Osahor’s artwork engages with beauty as a necessity for survival and a precursor to thriving. For What we tend, the artist depicts gardens as carefully considered and intricate sanctuaries. His paintings and etchings embody a collage-like sensibility, drawing from various sources to create new yet convincing garden settings. Also featured are recent ceramic fountains, which moves the exhibition toward the immersive.
Emmanuel Osahor, Since there are no other worlds, 2022, oil on canvas, 90” x 44”. Courtesy of the artist.
SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville
Open: Friday, July 14 – Saturday, August 19, 2023
In September 2022, facilitators Lara Seixo Rodrigues and Duarte Cavalinhos flew to Toronto from Lisbon, Portugal, to assist Latcham Art Centre in a program called Street Art Seniors of Stouffville (SASS), based on their award-winning international project LATA 65. Designed to engage local seniors in creative placemaking and lifelong learning, the project gave fifteen participants an opportunity to showcase their creativity, learn new skills, and build social connections by transforming a public space with art. One year after its completion, SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville showcases this magical project with documents of the three-day process, including photographs, large-scale mural panels, stencils and a documentary produced by Paradox Pictures.
Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges Schell Lumber Home Building Centre, the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors and Young Canada Works programs, Paradox Pictures, our youth volunteers, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund, Mayor Iain Lovatt and Council, and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville for their generous support of this exhibition.