Art Brownie 2016 (HELLO DECEMBER)

Art Brownie 2016 (HELLO DECEMBER) - An International Miniature Art Project and Exhibition

This Winter Art Brownie Project features an amazing array of small scale, multi-disciplinary artworks created by artists - on 2.5 x 2.5 inch square, 1.5 inch high wood blocks. Numerous submissions are received from Canada as well as abroad. Initiated and organized by INDEXG in 2011, this season promises a new collection of brilliant Art Brownie works. Come and see for yourselves!

With the year end approaching, it is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate the fruition of these artistic endeavours. All Art Brownies are for purchase, with prices ranging from $30 to $150. If you live art, it is easy to be a proud owner. If you have friends who heart art, these unique art pieces will make great gifts!

HELLO DECEMBER will open on December 3rd and continue through December 25. The good news is, during the opening reception, a special 5% discount will be offered to collectors with Art Brownies $80 or above.

Exhibition date: December 3 - December 25, 2016
Exhibition Opening: December 3 (Saturday), 2 to 6 pm
Exhibition venue: Gallery 50
Address: 50 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto

Participating Artists:

Alice MacLean, Arruniya Mohendran, Benjamin Martins, Cathy Nghiem, Chandra Rice, Colin Hill,  Danyang hu, Debbie Wong, Edwin Kwan, Emily Watson, Esya Osherovsky, Giselle Silvestri, Gosia Komorski, Heather Cameron, Ida Emilie Poulsen, Janet Horne Cozens, Jennifer Hughes, Jesse Lentz, Kai Chan, Kalynn Sinnamon, Kelsey Whyte, Kewy Janisse, Loree Ovens, Lorette C. Luzajic, Lydia Zdero, Marcus Fessler, Maria Coletsis, Menghan Qi, Patrice Baker, Sandra Kugenieks, Tina Oehmsen-Clark, Tomio Nitto, Valerie Powell, Verity Griscti, Vik Lai, Wendy Turner-Frey, William van Boesschoten

Letter to my unborn child - Asma Sultana

November 23 to December 4, 2016
Letter to my unborn child
Asma Sultana
Opening on Sat, 26 Nov (2-6 pm)

Letter to my unborn child, an exhibition organized by Gallery50 features twenty-eight of the recent works by artist Asma Sultana. Autobiographical and personal in its nature, she collected her own uprooted hair over several years and uses as the thread to fashion baby dress and made embroideries symbolizing her life experiences. Like the biological children she never had, her artworks are like her own child growing outside her body nourished by love, dream, hope, and imagination. It is her way of communication with her unborn child through her art. They narrate her loss, displacement, abandonment, pain and struggle of an exile in search of the identity, to her imaginary unborn child. In the almost tangible intimacy of her works, one can also identify our mysterious need to unburden our feelings to someone who is also a part of us.

Asma Sultana is a Bangladeshi born British freelance visual artist, currently living and working in Canada.  After Bachelor in Drawings and Paintings from Bangladesh, she was trained in London and Toronto in Fine Arts and Art History. As a freelance artist, Asma organized several solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, England, India, and Bangladesh. She uses the unique signature of her body to explore the identity in time and place. With the tip of her fingers, using her own hair and footprints, she imprints her emotions to canvas or papers or fabrics to express the inimitable chaos of her inner and outer world. Her works are included in many private collections all over the world.