The Ralph Thornton Community Centre’s latest art exhibition in the Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery is now open to the public.
From now until September 8, visitors to the Centre are able to view Memories, a breath-taking series of paintings and multi-media pieces by Ferida Dilmaghani.
Ferida works in the style of Abstract Expressionism, and most of Ferida’s works in this exhibition adopt the format of collages, joining contrasting and disparate images to create delightful and meditative works. Some of the smaller pieces are multi-media collages, while the larger paintings adopt the style of a collection of images from different sources. Soft earth tones dominate the pieces in this exhibition, drawing the viewer into a natural environment and recalling the artist’s love of nature and farming.
Ferida Dilmaghani was born in Iran and trained at the Central Tehran Azad University. Her works have been exhibited widely, both in Canada and in Iran, and she is the recipient of numerous awards for her art.
The Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery is located in the heritage staircase at the south end of the building. The gallery is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, and can be accessed through the second or third floor. Admission is free.