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Open Spaces: Windows to a View

This program offers local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their art in a highly visible downtown location while working with a professional guest curator. The program, which began in 2009, celebrates the diversity and quality of works by regional artists, while enlivening the Centre Street LRT Platform on 7 Ave. between 1 St. and Centre St. SE.

Current exhibition​​​​​​​​​

Irena M. Kongsuwan: The Table
January 19 to April 12, 2019
Presented by The New Gallery

When given the choice, sharing a table to enjoy a meal is done with the people we trust, without judgement or criticism. In this work distinct cultures sit with one another to eat together in their own traditional ways. It’s a positive message about companionship and acceptance amid diversity, represented by different ways of eating across selected cultures.

Kongsuwan’s work is rooted in how diversity in culture and origin both challenge and enrich human relationships. She has lived in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Taiwan and Thailand where she intersected with people from a vast range of places. Immersed in some deeply proud and traditional communities she was challenged to embrace strict cultural traditions.