Culture Notes

Banking Canadian art

Looking for inspirational Canadian art? The Canada Council Art Bank makes contemporary artwork available to the public through three programs: corporate art rental, loans to museums and outreach. With more than 17,000 artworks by over 3,000 artists, the Art Bank has the largest collection of contemporary Canadian art anywhere with paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints by emerging and established artists. The entire collection can now be viewed online at (Photo is of the presentation racks at the Art Bank)

Soar in Burlington

A new piece of public art is coming to the city of Burlington. The sculpture ‘Soar’ by artist Hooman Mehdizadehjafari was selected by the city for the City View Park installation. The piece is a 17-foot-tall metal structure reflects the rich natural heritage of the region, in particular the Niagara Escarpment.

Artful inspiration

As winter winds down, why not try your hand at creating art through a local class?

The Art Gallery of Burlington

Choose from a variety of courses, led by experienced Instructors in art, craft, and contemporary practices for adults, teen and child learners of all abilities.

Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood (VAM)

Classes on painting, stenciling, ceramics and more are offered at VAM for all age groups. The visual arts centre and gallery is located in central Mississauga, surrounded by 150 acres of urban wilderness and features Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture.