Scum City at the Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre’s latest art exhibition is now open to the public.

From now until July 21, visitors to the Centre are able to view Scum City, an exciting series of multi-media pieces by Clare Allin.

The works feature wildlife that share our urban environment.  These animals are now removed from the natural environment of ravines, ponds, and forests and are now at home in the scummy world of graffiti-covered alleyways.  In these pieces, this detachment from the nature has these animals adapting human qualities.

Scum City is a growing series of artwork, and the Ralph Thornton Community Centre is proud to host Clare Allin’s first solo exhibit.  Clare lives and works in Leslieville, and her art has been included in several group exhibitions in Toronto.  Clare will also be exhibiting at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in Nathan Phillips Square on July 12 to 14.

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.

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