“It was a dream to instill in all children the love of the arts, inspiring them to become healthy, confident, productive, creative citizens. A dream to build a centre that would awaken the artistic potential of young people in a way that hadn’t been done before. It was a dream to make a difference.”
—Carol Henriques, O.C., Co-founder of Arts Umbrella and Honorary Chair of the Arts Umbrella Board of Directors
In 1979, which was United Nations’ International Year of the Child, Arts Umbrella opened its doors to forty-five children. Arts Umbrella has flourished and now, more than thirty-five years later, Arts Umbrella commemorates its communities of students, instructors, and artists alike. This lens-based exhibition features the work of artists who’ve instructed at or attended Arts Umbrella, including Lisa Birke, Fan-Ling Suen, Flick Harrison, Jason Wright, Kate Henderson, Katie Huisman, Peter Morin, Christian Nicolay, and more. It’s a celebration of the non-profit organization’s impact and legacy that’s been more than thirty-five years in the making.
Presented by Arts Umbrella and hosted at Remington Gallery.