Oil Painting Exhibition at the Miles Nadal JCC: “Keep the Light”

Celebrate the immense talent of our Russian Oil Painting class at their first exhibition at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Enjoy the breathtaking range of landscapes and still-life paintings in the heart of the downtown core.

The Russian Oil Painting program at the Bernard Betel Centre is a cornerstone for many older Russian-speaking artists in the Bathurst-Steeles community. These artists attend the program each week despite numerous family obligations, work schedules, and some physical barriers that come along with aging. When asked why she paints, one of the artists responded, “Painting is the most natural thing for me.”

This collection of landscape and still-life paintings captures both a deep shared tradition and highly personal experiences. Russian art institutions have long praised a realist approach. These traditional roots form a foundation for many of the featured artists, and simultaneously creates a jumping-point for more gestural and expressive brushstrokes. The artists’ experiences of living in Russia and/or other Eastern European nations as well as moving to Canada provides a complex and particular groundwork for representing land and space.

Oil Painting Exhibition – Keep the Light

Dates: Saturday, January 5 – Wednesday, January 30
Location: Miles Nadal JCC – 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Please visit during their regular business hours. Free admission to the exhibition.

Join us on Wednesday, January 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a special reception. Meet some of the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Admission is free.

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