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Propeller Art Gallery turns 25

This article originally appeared on ARToronto.ca by Emese Krunak-Hajagos (EKH)Interview with Frances Patella (FP), Partnerships Chair & Artscape Liaison on the occasion of PAG 25 Interview with Frances Patella I remember visiting the newly opened Propeller Gallery on Spadina one sunny Saturday afternoon in 1996. The light from the window made the place hot and it was so small …

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The Art of Survival: 25 Years of Resilience

By Lisa Johnson, AOCA, Painter and Propeller member since 2007 Propeller’s Resilient Roots Most young artists launching their careers immediately face an endurance test of survival. The 1996 cohort of Ontario College of Art (OCA) graduates were no exception. Facing an uncertain future, and with no galleries willing to exhibit their work, an enterprising group of OCA …

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Propeller’s Annual Curated Exhibition 1997-2019

Propeller’s annual curated exhibition has been a key part of the gallery’s programming since 1997. The program has involved notable guest curators from a range of cultural and professional fields, including important Canadian artists, gallerists, writers and critics.  The first annual curated exhibition was held in 1997 in order to celebrate the gallery’s inaugural year. …

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History of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 1996-2011

By: Simone Rojas-Pick Propeller Center for the Visual Arts was established in Toronto, August 1996, by a group of Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) students. Propeller was created in order to organize young and emerging Contemporary Canadian artists into a community, offering them with a professional venue to exhibit and sell their works, …

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2001 – CARFAC DISPATCH talks with Emelie Chhangur

When the Gallery first moved from Spadina to Queen Street the outside was painted a blue-grey with a white propeller above the door. We found this interview from 2001 in our Archives Interview with Marilyn Nazar CARFAC DISPATCH: The Newsletter of Artists’ Representation Ontario Vol. 7 Issue 3 October 2001. Pg. 5-6.

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