Toronto Public Library Pilgrimage of 100 Branches

Exhibit Information for Catherine’s TPL Pilgrimage

Catherine’s Toronto Public Library Pilgrimage:

Photos of 100 Branches

July-August  2015

at North York Central Library, Toronto

Second Floor, West Side of Atrium

North York Central Library

Bendale Library’s Staircase
City Hall Hen and Carpet
City Hall Hen and Carpet

Artist Statement:

I began visiting and blogging about each branch in the TPL network in 2007 and taught myself digital photography along the journey. The 100 photos in this exhibit celebrate the beauty, diversity, and spirit of community service that I discovered on a pilgrimage through an extraordinary library system. (If you’d like to hear more about the origins of the project, please check out this short radio interview with CBC’s Matt Galloway).

Taylor Memorial's Stained Glass Window
Taylor Memorial’s Stained Glass Window
Flowers Behind the Bookcase at Perth/Dupont
Flowers Behind the Bookcase at Perth/Dupont

Artist Biography:

Since 2007, I have been developing a diverse portfolio of collage, mixed-media, encaustic, textile, and photographic work. In 2011, I exhibited “Maps of Loss: Rivers, Ruins, and Grief” at Richview Library, which was followed by “Mosaic Dream Waves” at Runnymede branch in 2013. Last August, the Tate Gallery in London, England selected my collage “Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape” to be part of a Collage and Texture digital display.

Sparkly Wall Panel at Kennedy/Eglinton
Sparkly Wall Panel at Kennedy/Eglinton

I love teaching collage workshops at libraries, studios, and at Centennial College. I have also enjoyed enriching my art practice through weekend and evening classes at OCAD (encaustic) and the Toronto School of Art (drawing and collage).

Photographer's Shadow at Don Mills
Photographer’s Shadow at Don Mills

Your attendance at this exhibit would be cause for dancing delight!

4 replies on “Exhibit Information for Catherine’s TPL Pilgrimage”

Thanks for the invite. I am looking forward to the opening. It will be nice to take part in the well deserved appreciation for your hard work. All the best.

You’re most welcome, Cynthia! Thank you so much for your supportive comments!

Hi Ellen, I am truly delighted that you can come to the opening! And thank you for your kind words about the pictures!

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