From Gallery Stratford...
“Bradshaws has been a truly wonderful supporter of Gallery Stratford and helped us to make a difference in this community through many aspects of our public programming. They have set an example as a leader in sponsoring our annual I Love My Gallery Auction, helping us to achieve one of our biggest fundraising successes in our 47-year history. They have supported our education programs and most recently, they played a key role in enabling us to present an important exhibition of photography to recognize the 70th anniversary of the European liberation from Nazi occupation. We are profoundly grateful for their involvement, their tireless dedication to their community, and for their awesome and gracious support of our public art gallery in the belief that art matters and that it can change lives.”
Gallery Stratford is one of Ontario's longest operating public art galleries
and has been a significant contributor to the cultural heart of South-western Ontario since 1967. Gallery Stratford presents changing exhibitions of
contemporary visual art, with a focus on regional and Canadian Art, which strive to engage the public, create a dialogue, and offer unique opportunities
for education, exploration and interactive learning. Gallery Stratford is located in the city's historic former pump house, just a five minute walk
from Stratford Festival Theatre and the Avon River. It is surrounded by picturesque parkland with outdoor sculptures linked though a network of pathways.
The Gallery has three exhibition spaces, a community studio, and a Gallery Shop. Next time you are visiting Stratford, be sure to check out the Gallery
Toronto artist Jason Schwartz completed a major commission on behalf of the Florida Holocaust Museum photographing 115 Holocaust survivors in Southwest Florida in 2001. In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the European liberation from
Nazi occupation, Gallery Stratford presents a selection of these profound portrait photographs. Schwartz has also published a book of portraits titled
The Ghosts That Haunt Us: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors. Practicing for more that 20 years, Schwartz has exhibited internationally, completed several
major commissions, and photographed various celebrities including Eric Clapton, Judy Blume, and Lech Walesa.
Read more about this moving and important exhibit at Gallery Stratford written by the Beacon Herald here.
Don't miss the unique opportunity for a joint Artist Talk and Dinner with Jack Winn and Jason Schwartz at Mercer Hall. This event is tonight, June 18th, 6:30pm.
Call Gallery Stratford at 519-271-5271 to make your reservation!