We are happy to share the news that ECH exhibition alumnus and 2019 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts recipient Stephen Andrews is included in the 50th-anniversary group exhibit at The Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, France. This exhibit opened on September 17 and runs until October 16, 2020. Andrews also has an upcoming solo exhibition at Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario in which he will be presenting his recent night sky paintings and a collection of ceramic Moon Jars. The opening reception for FIRMAMENT is on October 16, 2020. Stephen was part of the group exhibition The Body and Society at the Embassy Cultural House showing from November 10th to December 9th, 1988. Visit the recently added artist page for him on our site.
In 1978, the owner of the Embassy Hotel, Helen Haller, commissioned her sister, artist Jamelie Hassan, to paint a series of watercolours related to the Embassy, its workers, and residents. The watercolours, a tribute to life in London east neighbourhood, were on display in the hotel lounge for many years. Helen donated these historic watercolours to Museum London's permanent collection in the summer of 2019.
One of these watercolours, Embassy at Nite, will be featured on one of the facade wall of Indwell's new affordable housing project on the site of the old Embassy Hotel (744 Dundas Street) named the "Embassy Commons" in tribute to the location’s past cultural history. The new name was officially announced at the Hope@Home Virtual Gala on June 12, 2020. Hassan Law was a sponsor of the event. For more information, please go to Indwell's page on the the project.
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