Is Anyone Out There by Mart Trummal, oil on board.
Friday, 16 September 2022 19:00
Eesti Elu Nr. 37 2022
On Wednesday, October 12,2022 the doors at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills will open for another interesting art exhibition by members of the Society of Estonian Artists in Toronto (EKKT). Each year the membership brings a wide range of art styles and new ideas. The suggested theme for artists this year has included The Intersectionality of Art and Science
. All elements of science have been welcomed including the environment, the cosmos, biology, geology, and mathematics. Culturally the social sciences include focused works and ideas.
Since its first days 67 years ago, EKKT has enjoyed the inclusion of art by guest artists from various culturally diverse backgrounds. Their specializations have included architecture, engineering, technology, social advocacy, and environmental appreciation. This year EKKT is honoured to have well-known Latvian-Canadian artist and a member of LATVIS Art Association Dace Birkhans, Lithuanian-Canadian artist and a member of the Baltic Art Association, former engineer John (Gytis) Vazalinskas from Montreal, Women’s Art Association of Canada (Toronto) artist, curator and author Dixie Allen, and Estonian artists Proomet Torga, Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak whose stories and interesting works have earlier been featured in Eesti Elu newspaper. Also presenting is Ukrainian-Canadian artist, art therapist and university adjunct educator Olena Darewych. Olena facilitates digital art for people with autism, and as a member of the organization Help Us Help The Children
, she provides art therapy for youth-orphans in Ukraine.
On Thursday, October 14th, the opening reception will feature guest speaker Architect Eneri Taul, OAA, well-known in the Estonian community. A special musical performance will be The Topaz Duo, Kaili Maimets on flute and Angela Schwarzkopf on harp. Kaili and Angela have previously performed at the 2021 CBC’s Juno Classical Showcase Concert and have collaborated on a new album of work called Lumina
that also includes music by Kaili’s brother, composer Riho Maimets. The evening will also provide a chance for guests to purchase and sample Kalev Nisbet’s award-winning craft beer.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday, October 12th to Sunday, October 23rd with gallery hours 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Our virtual exhibition starts October 1st, 2022 at https://www.estonianartiststoronto.com/