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October 17, 2008

HOMAGE: CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY Art Exhibit Launches Wed Oct 22‏


Wed Oct 22 - Wed Nov 26
IMAGES OF LEGENDARY ATHLETES FROM 'THE SPORT COLLECTION'
COME TO LIFE IN PAINTINGS BY ACCLAIMED ARTIST MARK STODDART
The SPORT Gallery, North America's only gallery devoted entirely to sport is the exclusive representative of one of the world's largest and most significant collections of 20th century sports photography. Acclaimed local artist Mark Stoddart has joined with The Sport Gallery to create a ground-breaking series of paintings that pay homage to several icons of sport.

After a visit to The Sport Gallery, Stoddart was captivated by the vivid colour photography included in the widely acclaimed SPORT Collection which inspired him to paint the Homage series. Mark states "My paintings depict the stories of iconic black athletes who broke colour barriers and came to stand as symbols of American and Canadian culture. The history of the black athlete in sports in many ways mirrors the social history of blacks in North America."

The first paintings in this stunning collection of acrylic on canvas will be unveiled by The Sport Gallery in Toronto's Historic Distillery District at the launch of an exhibition entitled Homage: Celebrating the Journey.

Exhibit Launch - Wed Oct 22

THE SPORT GALLERY - Building 5, Suite 240
The Distillery
55 Mill Street
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
For more details, contact Mark Stoddart at: mark.stoddart@kurupt.com / 416-727-6247 or Jim O'Leary at: jjoleary@sportmediagroup.com / 416-861-8514 x227

1 comment:

Ebony Intuition said...

To view more of my friend Mark's artwork copy and pastes this link.

http://www.kurupt.com

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