New art exhibition now open at Helson Gallery in Halton Hills

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Published July 27, 2022 at 11:59 am

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A new art exhibition has just opened at the Helson Gallery in Halton Hills.

The Halton Black History Awareness Society’s Annual Emancipation Art exhibition is on view from now until Sept. 11 and will feature a total of fourteen artists in a variety of media that explore the meaning of freedom.


Artists include Nicole Alexander, Kristen Allicock, Rohan Brown, Joan Butterfield, Amber Carroll, Neville Clarke, Georgia Fullerton, Ian Grant, Mei Lein Harrison, Sheryl Keen, Charmaine Lurch, Henrietta Olave, Alanja Simmons and Sketch One.

Additionally, the exhibition will feature a display of historical photographs celebrating Black Canadians courtesy of the Oakville Historical Society,

“I am pleased we are able to showcase this celebration of freedom and commemorate the important occasion of Emancipation Day, the date in 1834 when slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette.

The Helson Gallery is located in the Town’s Cultural Centre at 9 Church St. and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The gallery’s Sunday hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will resume on Sept. 11.

Photo: Town of Halton Hills

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