Four-part series explores impacts of pandemic on seniors, families, medical community and more
Article by Alexandra Heck. Published on Mississauga News (mississauga.com), Sunday, February 6, 2022.
“For many artists living in Mississauga, the past two years have been filled with fear and concern, loss and frustration.
The Art Gallery of Mississauga is hosting a four-part series that captures not only these emotions but hope for a better future.
The series, called “…till all are healed,” will showcase visual arts, outdoor exhibits and dance, all exploring how the pandemic has affected life.
The project is curated by local artist Asma Arshad Mahmood, with help from the TD Mosaic Festival and the Canadian Community Arts Initiative (CCAI).
The first part of the series is a group of outdoor paintings made by 27 local artists, expressing gratitude and appreciation for front-line workers.
The boards were set up on display along the Credit River and Front Street in Port Credit over the summer, and are now in the gallery.
Part two explores the feelings of fear, loneliness as well as the vulnerability of seniors through the pandemic lockdowns.
Part three is a video installation showing dancers from Shiamak Dawar Dance School in Toronto.
The final part is an exhibit of painter Charles Pachter’s works called “Garden of Hope,” featuring delicate floral paintings.
For more information about “ …till all are healed,” visit the AGM website.
The show is running fron Feb. 1 to March 31 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, located at 300 City Centre Dr.
Correction – Feb. 7, 2022: This article has been edited from a previous version which misstated that the boards will be set up on display along the Credit River and Front Street over the summer.“