Photographer Len van Bruggen is selling limited edition photographs to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross relief fund for the earthquake in Nepal.
Van Bruggen and his wife spent six weeks in Nepal several years ago and fell in love with the people and the landscape, and is selling signed, resin-coated photographs taken on that trip. Prices range from $110 to $300, and each piece is limited to an edition of five. Proceeds will go directly to the Canadian Red Cross.
Van Bruggen’s studio and gallery, Lenswork, is at 1600 Gerrard St. E., just west of Coxwell.
An installation named Call to the Elements is up now at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, also home of Neighbourhood Gallery, which recently opened two new shows.
Gallery curator Lauren McKinley Renzetti created Elements to represent both the traditional four elements, as well as the principles and philosophy of NUUC’s beliefs.
The Tree of Stewardship is on the left of the sacred space at the congregation’s Hiawatha Road building. The carved plywood and acrylic piece represents both the earth element and the Unitarian Universalist belief that people are stewards of the planet.
The Solar Egg, on the right, is acrylic on plexiglass and represents the fire element in the form of an egg-shaped sun, with spirals representing the seven guiding Unitarian Universalist principles.
The Blue Elementals is the largest of the three pieces, representing air and water elements. The 10 foot by 21 foot quilt was created with the help of most of the congregation. More than 50 panels make up the piece, which was created and assembled over the course of months.
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation is at 79 Hiawatha Rd.