Arts Scene

Jennifer Cline, left, presents a painting she created for Community Centre 55 to CC55’s Nancy Culver. Cline donated the painting on behalf of the Beach Studio Tour to commemorate the building's 100th anniversary. PHOTO: Phil Lameira / Beach Metro Community News

Beach artist Jennifer Cline has just completed a painting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Community Centre 55 building which will be hung in the centre.
The idea for this came from Nathalie Vachon and the artists at The Beach Studio Tour. Every year they partner with a charity as a means of giving back to the community that supports them so well. Past recipients included the Toronto Wildlife Centre.  This year the choice was made to do something for Community Centre 55 to help celebrate the building’s 100th anniversary. Nancy Culver, Special Events Co-ordinator of CC55, had the idea of doing a large mural for the wall of the iconic building. Eventually Jennifer Cline offered to donate her skills to create a painting – similar to the one she did for the Balmy Beach Club – which will hang in the Centre. Cline said that Culver loaned her some archival photos of the building, including one of the old wooden shack that once stood where the Centre is now.
“I think it’s in keeping with other things I have done in the neighbourhood,” Cline said. The finished product took weeks to do, and was officially presented to the Centre June 8.

Open Architects Inc., 454 Kingston Rd., presents pop expressionist Mark Holden, June 6 to 30, in the gallery space at the front of its building. Drop around to see the show, call 416-694-0008, or visit www.openarchitects.ca for more info.


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