Carl Beam - ExhibitExhibits

Exhibits in public spaces provide the community an opportunity to experience original art, historic photos, or cultural treasures that reflect St. Catharines' stories, creative self-expression, experiences, and perspectives.

Each year, exhibits are displayed on a rotating basis on the 3rd floor of City Hall, in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Centennial Gardens. These exhibits are co-ordinated by the City's Cultural Services office with support from the Public Art Advisory Committee.

 St. Catharines City Hall | Third Floor

2020 City of St. Catharines Annual Juried Exhibit | More Than Words: Truth and Reconciliation 

 

About the Exhibit

Artists were asked to engage with the truths of Indigenous experiences in Canada and address meaningful reconciliation as we move forward together as a community.

Participating Artists: Rhiannon Barry, Kim Bell, Irma Bull, Gillian Dickson, Marge Dorant, Holly Iconomopolous-Ryerse, Rajshree Jena, Jill Lunn, Arnold McBay, Francie McGlynn, Melani Pyke, Steve Remus and Soaring Eagles School.

Virtual Exhibit Opening: Live-streamed to YouTube on November 20, watch the recording above or visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za2YCrGAxCU

 

More-Than-Words

On View

November 20, 2020 to April 26, 2021 

Location: Third Floor City Hall, 50 Church St.   

Bookings for in-person viewing are not currently available due to lockdown procedures. More details will be available as government regulations are updated.

 

Exhibit

 

 St. Catharines City Hall | Citizens First, Second Floor

city-hall-exhibit

Abstract City Hall, currently on display at City Hall on the second floor, was created during a Willow Arts Community Workshop which was delivered by instructor Mark Roe -- Artist and member of Willow Arts Community. 

Willow Arts Community is a not-for-profit arts organization that supports the creative goals of aspiring, emerging, and established artists with lived experience  of mental health/addictions.  

 

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, at this time, this piece is only available for viewing to those with an appointment with Citizens First. 

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Currently Closed to the Public

 

Centennial Gardens

When Centennial Gardens was unveiled in 1967 it included commemorative plaques representing the 12 provinces and territories of the time. These plaques were installed on a concrete wall that surrounds the Doug Cranmer Totem Pole. The original plaques disappeared years ago but distinct blank rectangles remain. These spaces now provide an opportunity for public art exhibits.

Current Exhibit

Merritton logo

This exhibit of historic photos celebrates the vibrant history of the former Town of Merritton, now a neighbourhood within St. Catharines. 

"No matter how far they may wander, no matter how high up the ladder of success they climb, there is still no place like home." Hugh J. Main, former owner of Main Drug Store, from the book Merritton Centennial 1874-1974

For More Information

Contact Cultural Services Staff:

email: culture@stcatharines.ca

call: 905 6885601 x 5244

 

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