Brigitte Nowak’s exhibition of paintings “The Idea of Summer”, is on display at Latitude 44 Gallery, 2900 Dundas St. West, Toronto, from June 3rd to 30th, with the opening on Thursday, June 8th, from 6 to 9 p.m..
“Trying to capture the essence of summer, in paint, has been a joy and a challenge”, said artist Brigitte Nowak. “My last solo exhibition included only canoes, but summer means that, and more to me, and I really wanted to explore that idea.”
Janet DiBernardo, co-owner of Latitude 44 Gallery, which is hosting the exhibition, noted, “We have represented Brigitte Nowak for more than 10 years, and her work is always interesting and engaging. As well, we always welcome the opportunity to give back to the community, and this is a wonderful chance to combine beautiful paintings with a worthwhile cause.”
Brigitte Nowak’s work is included in private and corporate collections, and has won awards in both Canada and the U.S. She is represented by several commercial galleries in Ontario and has also had two public gallery shows.
A portion of proceeds will be jointly donated by the artist and the gallery to Project Canoe, which supports youth facing barriers. One of Project Canoe’s initiatives provides young people with wilderness canoe experiences. “Summer is such a powerful idea,” noted Tim Richardson, Executive Director of Project Canoe. “We use the outdoors extensively for young people who face economic, social and mental health barriers, and we are thrilled to be part of this fundraising initiative, especially for our 40th anniversary”